Monthly Archives: March 2010

You Can’t Go Home Again

Blame Thomas Wolfe and his problems with his hometown, Asheville, up in the tired mountains of North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains. Those mountains are aptly named. Asheville is that quiet town where they locked up Zelda Fitzgerald in that … Continue reading

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The Prospect of Perfect Harmony Is Not Good At the Present Time

Well, that’s done, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Associated Press headline says so – It’s the Law of the Land: Health Overhaul Signed. And now that it is law those who opposed the whole thing have … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Tantrums

Okay, healthcare reform passed – the Senate bill was passed by the House and gets signed into law. And then come the promised fixes – the House was told that the Senate would pass the changes they sent over the … Continue reading

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Something Happened

Sunday, March 21, 2010 – the day change was in the air, everywhere: French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s center-right party suffered a comprehensive defeat in regional elections on Sunday, but pledged to push on with reform plans before the 2012 presidential … Continue reading

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Some Call It Treason

Friday evening in Hollywood and there’s no point in knocking out another column on healthcare reform – the vote will be Sunday and until then it’s one obscure congressman or congresswoman after another popping up on Fox News or CNN … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

One could spend a few months reading all that has been said about decision-making – there is listing the advantages and disadvantages of each option, the two-column method, or choosing the alternative with the highest probability-weighted utility for each alternative … Continue reading

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The Story We’re Sticking To

As discussed in some detail earlier, Americans do argue over what constitutes The Commons – resources that are collectively owned, and thus owned by no one. And the process by which the commons are transformed into private property is called … Continue reading

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