Monthly Archives: June 2009

Health Care’s ‘Third Rail’

A political ‘third rail’ is an issue that’s so highly ‘charged’ that it’s pretty much political suicide to touch it. Literally speaking, the third rail that’s used to power trains carries hundreds of volts of electricity, resulting in electrocution and … Continue reading

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Less and Less Equal

As budget cuts hit home for more and more citizens, the dismantling of what I’m calling our ‘equality infrastructure’ is becoming more obvious, and small groups in our communities are starting to show us how our culture will shift in … Continue reading

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Inflating a New Bubble?

Yeah, I’m worried! Social and political inertia is incredibly strong in our culture of sound bites and quick solutions…the urge to return to a normal life after a near-fatal illness can lead us to take additional risks where a relapse … Continue reading

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A Foundation of Uncertainty

I didn’t think we’d need to deliberate about the public need for the truth, but I guess I was wrong. Hey, everybody…where is our Pecora investigation? As the Great Depression deepened, a full and relentless investigation, led by Ferdinand Pecora, … Continue reading

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