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Hey Doc, Is There A Generic For This?

What is the most profitable of all industries in the country?  Before I looked it up I might have said electronics or movies, or maybe even computer games.  But no, I won’t keep you in suspense, Dear Reader.  It is … Continue reading

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The Oppression of Productivity

Not withstanding a recent and maligned attempt at humor on my part, the impasse between Conservatives and Liberals on the fiscal crisis grows ever more serious.  Now, my favorite moderate, David Gergen, has chimed in to wax pessimistic over the … Continue reading

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Just Gimme The Latest and Greatest, Doc!

  Most Americans, I submit, believe that our medical system is not only the world’s most expensive but also the world’s best.  When we have a problem we want the latest and best test, medicine, and procedure.  Would it surprise … Continue reading

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The Elusive Palace of Wisdom

Perhaps this would be a good time to summarize the many roots of America’s financial malaise.  While most pundits bemoan its symptoms, they tend to shun its root causes.  Symptoms include the high costs of gasoline, air fares, baggage fees, … Continue reading

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