Category Archives: Policy

Miles per Dollar

With gas approaching $4.00 a gallon I keep thinking how nice it would be to have a gauge on my dashboard that shows the cost of the gasoline my car is burning, kind of like the gauges that show average … Continue reading

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Sue More Lawyers

As I listened to the very entrepreneurial attorney talk through possible justifications for a class-action suit against banks it occurred to me yet again that the U.S. would be a different place if the attorney had the same exposure to … Continue reading

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Partial Amnesty for Telecommunications Companies

Would you have broken the law if the President had asked you to, after 9/11?  To me, that is what happened with AT&T and the other telecommunications companies.  I am curious about how much information on how many people the … Continue reading

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Cost and Transparency in End of Life Care

One possible approach to the growing cost of end of life care is to make a person’s estate responsible for half of the cost of care during the last three months of a person’s life. This would leave medical decisions … Continue reading

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Welfare and Equality of Opportunity

In a democracy, government should work to extend equality of opportunity, to ensure that each individual has the ability to take control of his or her own life. Our welfare system should be one of the tools government uses to … Continue reading

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