Monthly Archives: July 2012

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

The Doctor as a Commodity

Daniel Henninger writes in the 7/4/12 Wall Street Journal, Obamacare’s Lost Tribe: Doctors. Excerpt: A remarkable and important piece by Drs. Christine K. Cassel and Sachin H. Jain in the June 17 Journal of the American Medical Association directly asks:…

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Readings 2012 07 10

Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare at The Daily Caller What’s Wrong With the Federal Reserve? by Alan Meltzer in the Wall Street Journal Business investment is held back by uncertainty about taxes and regulation. Printing…

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Wasting Productivity

Economist Scott Grannis writes in his excellent blog, Calafia Beach Pundit Thoughts on Why Real Growth Has Been Disappointingly Slow, 4/27/12. Excerpts: As a corollary, while central banks have the ultimate control over our inflation destinies, they have very little…

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Individualism and Selfishness

Occasionally I find an article that raises terrific questions, even if they fall short on the answers.  Kurt Anderson writes The Downside of Liberty in The New York Times, 7/3/12. Anderson ponders: Why had the revolution dreamed up in the…

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Reading 2012 07 06

The Real World U.S. Middle Class tax rate is 75%. About The Dodd-Frank Act, George Washington Would Be Turning Over In His Grave Microsoft Windows units sold as a multiple of Mac products is plummeting. The closed architecture long thought…

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The Destruction of Judgment

Jonah Goldberg writes Symptoms of a Sick Culture in Townhall, 7/6/12. Excerpts: Two days before the Fourth of July, Lopez was fired for helping rescue a man drowning 1,500 feet outside of his designated zone. “It was a long run,…

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The Tax Act of 1986 and Income Distribution

I have posted several times about the perception and the reality of growing income inequality.  To summarize several of the those entries:  the data can be very misleading depending on which time periods are considered, what is included in income…

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Righteousness and Reality

Robert Samuelson write in Investor’s Business Daily On This July 4, Americans’ Love Of Country Divides Us 7/3/12. Excerpt: Our national debates now transcend disagreements over this or that spending program or tax and have become — in the minds…

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Tycoons and Hotel Maids

Walter Russell Mead writes in The American Interest, Time to Vacate Wall Street, 7/2/12 Excerpt: This is a textbook case of how the blue social model creates exactly those conditions that Americans deplore. New York’s complicated regulatory structure, high rents…

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Political Thoughts 2012 07 03

There are simplistic voices in the GOP- not just the religious ones, but the ones that think a balanced budget amendment will solve all of our problems, that the Fed should be abolished and that we should return to a…

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What About the Doctors?

A doctor, Stella Paul, writes in American Thinker A Surgeon Cuts to the Heart of the ObamaCare Nightmare, 6/30/12. Please read the whole article. Excerpt: “Capitalism has completely transformed my sub-specialty.  When I was in training, a common procedure that…

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Readings 2012 07 01

Fix that Password-Now – Ellen Schultz wrote great tips on securing your online presence. Jonathan Haidt: He Knows Why We Fight – by Homan Jenkins Jr. in the WSJ, 6/29/12.  A search for “civil disagreement”, it is a review of…

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Turning the Ferrari into a Prius

Holman Jenkins writes in the Wall Street Journal, ObamaCare- Upheld and Doomed, 6/29/12 Excerpt: The solution is a tweak. Republicans already are lip-committed to a national health-insurance charter that allows insurers to design their own policies and market them across…

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