Hidden truths about American health care

Some hidden truths about the American health care system, lost amidst the noisy debate.  At the end are links to other posts about our health care system. It's among our most serious problems, the largest single component of the $70+ trillion government liability (including Federal, State, local).  It will bankrupt us if not fixed. It's the … Continue reading Hidden truths about American health care

Update on our government’s deteriorating solvency

Summary:    Here are some ugly numbers for August from the Chief Actuary of the Social Security system.  This is a follow-up to Beginning of the end of the Republic’s solvency. Soon come the first steps to a reformed regime – or a new regime. (14 August 2009). Contents Monthly cash flow in 2009 for the US Social Security Administration … Continue reading Update on our government’s deteriorating solvency

Another go-to site about geopolitics – the blog of Bernard Finel

A recommendation for your list of blogs to follow:  the blog of Bernard Finel.  About Politics.  National Security.  Crime and justice.  Social commentary.  Incisive writing and insightful analysis.  Much of his material runs along similar lines to that on this site. Two recent posts ask (or imply) interesting questions that have been answered (partially) here. (1)  Health … Continue reading Another go-to site about geopolitics – the blog of Bernard Finel

Beginning of the end of the Republic’s solvency. Soon come the first steps to a reformed regime – or a new regime.

Summary:  Home truths about America's health care system.  It cannot long continue in its present form, and no substantial reforms appear likely until a crisis.  At the end are links to other posts about this issue. . From a joint statement by the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees, March 2009 The drawdown of … Continue reading Beginning of the end of the Republic’s solvency. Soon come the first steps to a reformed regime – or a new regime.

The American public is organizing and getting involved! Are we happy now?

Please help me make sense of this.  After writing a few dozen posts about the need for the citizens of America to become more active, it looks like success at last!  Should I be happy? The good news:  more citizen involvement!  Excerpts from these appear at the end of this post. "Remember when protest was patriotic?", … Continue reading The American public is organizing and getting involved! Are we happy now?