Tag Archives: Social Security

The Illusion of Meritocracy

We’ve been brought up to believe it, right? You work hard, go to school, and eventually you get your just rewards. The American dream. 2.2 kids a dog and a cat. Only now, that dream seems so out of reach. We’ve just … Continue reading

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Intimidation Nation

What is it about Tea Party Republicans? These are the same people who turned town hall meetings into near-riots throughout 2009. They are the ones who were big on carrying guns to political rallies. They fantasized about armed rebellion. There … Continue reading

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What to Cut

It is often said that if a proposal draws ire from both sides of the political aisle, it must be good. By that metric, Obama’s 2011 budget proposal is a winner. The White House proposal comes a few days after … Continue reading

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You Solve the Deficit

The Sunday New York Times has a feature in their Week in Review section called “You Fix the Budget”. I’ve worked out a solution, at least given the parameters in the article. I know that some of you will attack this … Continue reading

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REAL IDiotic Act

My wife and I took a pleasure trip this weekend to El Lay (or, as Ray Milland famously called it in Panic in Year Zero! , “Loss Ang-lees”). I was doing a benefit for a charity that, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Liberty or Healthcare For All?

Last time we explored how health care has a mix of components, some perfectly suited to insurance, some perfectly suited to universal coverage, some perfectly suited to fee-for-service, and some that doesn’t fit well in any of those. So it … Continue reading

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