Summary: Democrats should publish Paul Krugman's essay in every newspaper in America. That they won't, preferring to stick with a losing set of policies, shows the dilemma of American politics. The GOP actively works against our interests, the Democrats are indifferent to them. At the end is a brief note pointing to a solution. Paul … Continue reading Paul Krugman shows the Democrats how to win
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. … Continue reading Single payer healthcare is coming to America. It’s inevitable.
Summary: The media overflow with hysterical predictions about the next four years, but few well-grounded visions. Here is a brief look at some of what we can expect, and why, and what these events reveal about ourselves. What makes America great? Great for whom? Investors have pushed US stock to near-record valuations (record valuations on … Continue reading What to expect from the Trump years, and why.
Summary: Today we have a glance at the debate about one of the most important domestic public policy debates of our time, repeated in every generation since 1945, that illuminates the moral and intellectual nature of America at this point in time. The photo below captures it perfectly, the aggressive ignorance resulting from generations of … Continue reading What does the health care debate reveal about us, and our future?
Summary: We laughed at President Carter, and suffered under his serial mistakes. Now we elected yet another President with remarkably little experience (less than Carter), and watch with astonishment the results. Since we're Americans, we point a finger at anyone but the man in the mirror. . "... I mean in a way Obama's standing … Continue reading Obamacare forces even true believers to assess Obama. Will we learn, & do better in 2016?