Monthly Archives: May 2013

Krugman Fumbles the Numbers on Obamacare, California Premiums May Double

Okay, so I’m going to confess up front that the title to this one is a tiny bit misleading, but bear with me and you’ll see where I’m coming from. Earlier this week, Paul Krugman wrote a column in the … Continue reading

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Organized Labor and the Haymarket Affair, Revisited

This past weekend, I was involved in a conversation on the nature of organized labor and the subject of the Haymarket Affair came up. I’ll confess right off the bat that I’m not the most knowledgable person in the room … Continue reading

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Are the Floodgates of Student Loan Forgiveness About to Open?

Zero Hedge posts a story from Oregon Live dealing with the case of one Mike Hedlund, a former law student at Williamette University who has just won a 10-plus year legal battle  to discharge his federal student loans. As a … Continue reading

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I want to make a couple of comments on a blog post I came across over the weekend entitled “The Palliative Machine: Medical Monopoly under the Corporation-State.” I think there’s a lot to like in this article but, as someone …

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Okay, so this post is probably not entirely fair (and not entirely substantive, either), but I couldn’t help myself. I just came across Paul Krugman’s NYT column for tomorrow and, while I’m not going to address any of the claims …

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I’ve been hesitant to jump wholeheartedly into the Bitcoin debate because, unlike a lot of commenters, I’m not sure I fully understand Bitcoin, its role as a medium of exchange (or not), and how this entire thing is going to …

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As promised, I have returned from an extended personal hiatus. I can’t make promises, but I hope that I’ll be returning to blogging more or less consistently from here on out. I wanted to highlight something I saw in passing …

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