Tag Archives: Economy

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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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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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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Unemployment greater security threat than terrorism?

A NPR story caught my ear this morning According to National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair’s report, The global economic downturn could easily change the world. Previously stable countries could become unstable. The geopolitical lineup could shift sharply, some countries becoming … Continue reading

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This is a bad sign

Layoff Tracker This blog dates back to October 2008 with 345 entries for 2008 and 188 to date. From the Evil HR Lady blog.

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Risk Management?

Interesting story in the NYT Sunday 4 JAN 2009 by Joe Nocera titled Risk Mismangement that looks at the quantification of risk within an investment. We really want to believe what the numbers tell us based upon what we want … Continue reading

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More on Greed and finance

See the NYT Op Ed long piece “The End of the Financial World as We Know It” with more disturbing observations from Michael Lewis and David Einhorn. I read it as self interest over responsibility. Will we ever trust again?

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So it was greed

I’ve been struggling to understand the economic challenges that have impacted us all. Spirited conversations (really arguments) were the result looking for the root cause. My belief it was greed. Greed in building these complicated and, for the most part, … Continue reading

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