Tag Archives: Government

The Politics of Financial Reform

Frank Rich writes a hard-hitting piece in the NYT. But he gets one piece wrong: .. Those who shorted the housing market shorted the country. There were many things that went wrong with the housing market – people were being … Continue reading

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Why Pre Existing Conditions Must Go

In response to my previous post on healthcare reform, a reader writes in from India …Why should an insurer agree to insure a pre-existing condition? It does not make sense to expect a business to agree to a proposition wherein … Continue reading

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My Personal Tale of Healthcare Insurance

I wanted to get this story out before the Sunday vote in the House. If you believe in healthcare reform, call your Congressman. Most of them will have their offices open tomorrow. Here’s my personal experience with healthcare from this … Continue reading

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Online Education is Coming, And Fast

An in depth piece in the New York Times magazine looks at an effort to improve teacher quality through training. While this particular initiative may be better than the hundreds of other such initiatives, I find myself wondering if teacher … Continue reading

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Europe is Getting Less Secular

The latest flap over halal meat served in a restaurant in France A French fast food chain’s decision to serve only halal meat in eight restaurants with a strong Muslim clientele has sparked a wave of criticism from politicians decrying … Continue reading

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Money Begets Power Begets Money

Larry Lessig calls campaign fund-raising another form of corruption. It is interesting that in India if it were possible to get special interests to lawfully contribute to the campaign funds of politicians and not their own private accounts, we would … Continue reading

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Corrupt Congress

Larry Lessig has an important article in The Nation about how campaign fund-raising has corrupted Congress. This is corruption. Not the corruption of bribes, or of any other crime known to Title 18 of the US Code. Instead, it is … Continue reading

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