Some real truth embedded in this meme.
This seems fair.
Innovators subsidizing the market laggards is not a recipe for progress.
There is lots of cronyism here probably. Some in the light. Some not in the light. Some from Aetna. Some from the Obama Administration.
That’s 7 in 10 Obamacare policies.
Looks like the Obamacare crony compromise just wasn’t rich enough in the end.
Insurance policies have to underwritten. That is they have to be assessed for risk. Real numbers have to be used.
In places for instance where car thefts are off the charts car insurance premiums are sharply higher. Why? Because the premium from the policies issued, taking into account the investment return possible from insurance reserves,
Finally a break for the beleaguered cigarette industry. Poor guys. Nice to see the FDA pushing nicotine addicts back toward old fashioned Marlboros. I mean, with vaping one can avoid getting sick. And what’s smoking without the hacking cough and eventual painful death?
And by the way I feel a certain obligation to share this with our readers who smoke. I smoked for 10 years, I’ve quit for almost as long. One can quit. It can be done.
It’s not California. It’s not Illinois. It’s not even horribly dysfunctional little Rhode Island. It’s…
No kidding, Google officially dropped this motto a couple of years ago.
Oh Google, I do miss the days of “Don’t be evil.”
But that’s all long gone now though huh? And Google isn’t pushing Goldman Sachs aside as the attached article argues, so much as it is becoming the IT department of the crony system.
So let’s see. There’s Government Motors and Tesla for cars. Government Electric for all things “green” energy. Government Sachs for crony investment banking.
Everyone should have a summer home. In fact everyone should have a $600,000 summer home on Lake Champlain. Anything else would be unfair.
A well done article. Utilities are a sticky economic wicket. Making utilities more competitive should be a policy priority across the United States.
Telemedicine in many respects is a miracle. Now people in remote and just plain out of the way places can gain access to much higher quality health care via the interwebs than they could before. One can even have surgery remotely now. That’s right, the surgeon is in Seattle, you’re in Columbus, and a robot opens you up.
Though it is unlikely that the need for local physicians will go away anytime soon, this area of the economy should be as liberalized as possible.
I remember that my restaurant clients were the first to feel the recession coming on in 2007. Then it was the retailers. Then everyone.
But keep pressuring the food service industry to pay $15 per hour. That should help things.
Lobbying is the big prize at the end of the line for many members of Congress. If one is already rich one can stick around as Senator or Representative. If however one is not rich K Street and the life of Gucci Gulch is always there. No one (it seems) leaves. No one quits. They shift, and they shift from Capitol Hill to Downtown a few blocks to the south and west.
I hadn’t been on a plane in a few months but last week I flew into Atlanta.
I always fall out of the TSA rhythm if I haven’t flown for a while. I always forget to take off my belt. Pretty much every time. Do I take out my wallet? Good thing I remembered to wear loafers this time.
It’s insane. Really, think about it. It’s nuts. Then we have to stand in that machine and get blasted by radiation while we stand with our hands over our head like some sort of criminal.
I for the record am pro-Pokemon Go. It’s an interesting little game which gets people moving, especially kids who often aren’t moving enough. This week in the Atlanta airport I watched people walk up and down the concourse searching for virtual monsters. More often than not these people were smiling while they were searching and they were often searching with other people. This is a good thing. They were having fun – in the Atlanta airport.