Health is the War of The State

The first step of any political reform, I’ve always believed, is to figure out how to achieve the desired goal with the minimum number of changes to the existing legal structure. As I’ve written before, Obama’s healthcare plan should have simply been a universal plan similar to Medicare (if not Medicare itself) that covered everyRead More

Hey Guys! Let’s Reinvent The Wheel! VA edition

GOP leaders, whistle-blower join in calls to privatize veterans’ care The idea of privatization has gained steam since allegations of a wait-list at a VA facility in Phoenix were exposed last month, but the concept has been posed for years by conservative lawmakers, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in 2008 and GOP presidential nominee MittRead More

Piketty’s monetary mysticism

Check out Robert Solow’s TNR book review, ‘Thomas Piketty Is Right Everything you need to know about ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’. This part intrigued me. “Since comparisons over vast stretches of time and space are the essence, there is a problem about finding comparable units in which to measure total wealth or capital in,Read More