A Note on Jobs & Unemployment Original publication date – 12/27/2016; Revised – 12/31/2017 As the presidential campaign of 2016 fades away and the Trump Era begins, we find a national scene without any real --->> read more -->>
The New York Times has a piece this Sunday (7/30/17) by the well-known former Bush II economics advisor Greg Mankiw, “Why Healthcare Policy Is So Hard”. The article broadly acknowledges what every other developed country --->> read more -->>
June 26, 2017Comments Off on Healthcare and Markets – why don’t they work together?
A consistent chattering point in American discussions of healthcare is the claim that if we can only bring transparency and competition to healthcare we will drive prices down and bring sanity to healthcare. The rest --->> read more -->>
June 24, 2017Comments Off on The Democratic Party and Healthcare – Preserving Obamacare Cannot Be The End Game
While our current attention is on the Republican Party’s transfer of wealth to the rich and corporations through the charade of a healthcare reform, the Democratic Party needs to face up to its future and --->> read more -->>
A return to a topic first posted 2/10/2017. Neoliberalism – a term that needs never to be used February 10, 2017 Dollars and Sense has been around since the 1970s. Always a source of well --->> read more -->>
May 14, 2017Comments Off on The Global Context of the US Healthcare Debate
The solution to our healthcare fiasco is first to recognize its true nature and then to face down those who are consuming a fifth of our economic output while producing profoundly bad results. We need --->> read more -->>
May 7, 2017Comments Off on Regulations vs Protections – more than just words
In a recent stream of comments about a post in GossipsOfRivertown, “More about Dumped Cement” Virginia Martin wrote to me: Mark Orton said “This is why we have government regulations.” Linguist George Lakoff would say --->> read more -->>
March 8, 2017Comments Off on Congressman Faso and the proposed American Health Care Act
Today I received an email from my Congressman, John Faso, concerning the proposed American Health Care Act. It included a link to a Republican website that speaks to their proposed legislation and a link to --->> read more -->>
Ever since Ronald Reagan told us in his 1981 Inaugural Address, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” government bashing by right-wingers, Republicans and many Democrats has been a constant --->> read more -->>
March 1, 2017Comments Off on Diversity and Identity Politics Is A Deadend
Progressives have to declare class war as a central strategy. Otherwise we will all be sitting at the dinner table basking in our glorious diversity with nothing to eat. For many good reasons identity and --->> read more -->>
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