Tag Archives: national debt

Said The Tortoise to the Hare

Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Last fall I got tired of listing to my iPod playlist while working out at the Y and learned to download pod-casts to listen to. My favorites include Car Talk, Garrison Keillor, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Insurance

Most people are familiar with how life insurance works. Accountants and executives devise contracts and using statistics, they bet you live, at least until they break even. And if they can improve on your chances of living longer than average, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Obamacare | Tagged , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Offset and Fed Up

We Globe bloggers have been sparring over the national debt now for more than a year but are no closer than ever to agreeing on much of anything about it. Anson Burlingame  posted recently about commentary on Rick Perry’s book, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

A Medical Glimmer

The largest problem for America right now is not terrorists threatening to kill Americans, like they killed three thousand Americans 10 years ago. (In 2008, 39,000 Americans died in automobile accidents.) No, the biggest problem is economics, a.k.a., debt. And, … Continue reading

Posted in Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

An Historic Failure

My conservative blogging colleague, Anson Burlingame, called my attention to an article in todays Washington Post, Origins of the debt showdown. I did find it “instructive”, as he suggested I would. It is a good chronology of how Tea Party … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 57 Comments

Hidden On A Rock

A cruise can be both relaxing and informative. Mollie and I have been fortunate since our retirement to be able to afford a few cruises, including, just lately, to Bermuda, out of New York City where we sailed past Lady … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Beguiling Simplicity

Mollie and I have been out of the country for a week. Talk about timing! The cause du jour of course is the debt ceiling crisis being played out, emotionally, both on Capital Hill and throughout the world. It really … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments