Category Archives: Politics

Zero sum?

Why are we driven to play zero sum games? Appears to me that we’ve lost the willingness to compromise, to take the long view and look for win-win or perhaps give-give. Given our fiscal situation the one give is that … Continue reading

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Health Care Budget Deficit Calculator

From Dean Baker, a handy calculator that demonstrates the fiscal challenges of our health care system and clearly shows that inefficiency will drive future deficits. Will be very noisy through the 2012 elections.

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Blog site watches WI Senator

Here’s a site that popped up in late January following Wisconsin Senator Glenn Grothman. Came across this via @mamier262 whom I follow on Twitter. Too bad I haven’t see this Social Media approach with our Georgia state legislature. What did … Continue reading

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Creative Class » Blog Archive » The Geography of Gun Deaths – Creative Class

Creative Class » Blog Archive » The Geography of Gun Deaths I’ll let you read and and make your own conclusion. What fascinates me are the Ads by Google on screen right for body armor and designer furniture – see … Continue reading

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Creative Class » Blog Archive » What Makes Texas Special – Creative Class

Creative Class » Blog Archive » What Makes Texas Special Perhaps Georgia can learn a lesson from Texas in developing and nurturing Atlanta along with the state universities. Based upon current news from Gov. Deal,  don’t expect so.

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Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

After this, therefore because of this (translated from the Latin) is a logical fallacy where an event is said to be the cause of a later event simply because it occurred earlier. There’s tremendous noise across the web regarding political rhetoric as … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Health-Care Act on Trial – BusinessWeek

Commentary: The Health-Care Act on Trial – BusinessWeek. Interesting Opening Remarks piece in January 3 Bloomberg Businessweek. I don’t know how the mandate provision will play out in the courts but I do believe that we all have responsibilities. One … Continue reading

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Dead Ideas

Matt Miller’s book, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, is a great book in framing my thinking about the world. His thesis, framed in both politics and economics, are “dead ideas” hold us hostage. His dead ideas are: our kids will … Continue reading

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