The Myth of Choice in American Health Care

The free market yahoos keep at it.  They insist on maintaining the status quo of American health care by scaring us with horror stories about how a government run health care system would deprive citizens of making market choices in their best interests.   This plays into the American Cultural Legacy of individualism.  It is also... Continue Reading →

What's the Buzz from DARPA

I swear I'm not making this up.  I read about it in Discover Magazine and confirmed it on the DARPA website Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Yes, DARPA has a website! But we'll get to that later). Researchers at the University of California, Berkley have created a cybernetic beetle (pictured above) that can be controlled... Continue Reading →

Interesting NYTimes Graph

Here's a graph from an article in the New York Times regarding the tremendous deficits we and our children face.  I think the highlight of the article was the following: Alan Auerbach, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, and an author of a widely cited study on the dangers of the current deficits,... Continue Reading →

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