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Leeches are modern medicine

Urine tests show America’s wealth being pissed away

Summary: Economist Ed Dolan points to an amazing example of our mad health care system at work. It is one of the least discussed of America’s most serious problems.   This week I had a cardiovascular workup at a hospital. I got a physical exam, blood tests. chest x-ray, and treadmill EKG. The results were …

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Single payer healthcare is coming to America. It’s inevitable.

Summary: Conservatives’ bold propaganda have made Americans fear the health care systems of our peer nations, systems that produce equivalent care a half the cost (or less) or ours — but cover everybody. America’s march to universal coverage began with Medicare (1965) and Medicaid (1966). Obamacare expanded it, covering more people but at unsustainable cost. …

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A powerful defense of free trade by Ed Dolan, before Trump attacks it

Summary: Trump and other opponents of free trade make many bold claims about its harmful effects. Here Ed Dolan looks at the facts to see if they agree with Trump. That is nice to know before Trump attacks the global trade system, a pillar of the world order that has brought unprecedented prosperity to the world. …

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