Tag Archives: government

When big businesses run the government

It’s tough to have fair laws: ‘It makes no sense and it has to change,’ Mr. Obama said in his State of the Union address. ‘Get rid of the loopholes. Level the playing field. And use the savings to lower the corporate tax rate for the first time in 25 years — without adding to […]

When Do Our Bankers Get Their Scolding?

The right wing in the US likes to joke about the weakness and effeminate nature of Europeans but at least those Europeans are taking principled stances on banker bonuses and the selfish financial industry in general. On Friday, the President of the European Central Bank addressed them: Mr Trichet said financial institutions should be using […]

President Obama’s Nobel Speech

Worth reading the whole thing. Click through to view.

Electronic Health Records Part II

Some notes from the writer, Andy Oram, of this O’Reilly Radar post when he attended the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium: According to the president of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Micky Tripathi, 80% of US medical practices consist of just one or two physicians, and small practices handle 90% of all outpatient visits. Given the difficulties […]

The American Dream of Home Ownership A Young Concept

Or at least that is what is revealed in this excellent summary of the 20th century history of home ownership in America at the WSJ.

You Can’t Please Everyone

But you really can’t please the Republicans – unless you’re Obama and you “fail” at something.

Long Term Cost of Combat

Why We Worry …about our soldiers on the Home Front I came across this duology of articles from the Colorado Springs Gazette: Casualties of War, Part I: The hell of war comes home Casualties of War, Part II: Warning signs It is worth reading both in full. What struck me is that these are not […]