Saturday, August 12, 2017

Keep your hands off medicare...i've earned it







https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisconover/2012/12/03/aarp-lobbies-for-100000-plus-medicare-subsidy-for-seniors/#5f329df76bdd

61K->180K
61->207K

122K=387K

http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/66116/2000378-Social-Security-and-Medicare-Lifetime-Benefits-and-Taxes.pdf

Sunday, July 23, 2017

We need to do more to subsidize car purchases by rich people....


Beepocalypse fears may be overblown



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/07/23/call-off-the-bee-pocalypse-u-s-honeybee-colonies-hit-a-20-year-high/?utm_term=.6f95bf4c1d57

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1191

http://reason.com/blog/2017/07/19/how-capitalism-saved-the-bees-new-at-rea

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Air Traffic Control: Canada shows that privatization is cheaper and better





http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/318798-air-traffic-control-debate-should-focus-on-facts-not-false-terms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nav_Canada

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434785/corporatize-air-traffic-control-safety-efficiency-and-conservatism-robert-poole

https://cei.org/blog/responding-more-distortions-air-traffic-control-reform

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Infrastructure: Are we spending too little or just wasting too much?


https://pedestrianobservations.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/why-costs-matter/

NFL puts players' health first - continues ban on marijuana



http://reason.com/blog/2017/04/28/roger-goodell-says-medical-marijuana-mig

Davis Bacon - Imagine if you could reduce the cost of building federally funded infrastructure by 20%...



https://www.bna.com/short-prevailing-wage-n73014451747/


https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/08/31/union-wages-increase-construction-costs-by-20-abolish-davis-bacon/#750660d1406e

http://www.heritage.org/jobs-and-labor/report/repealing-the-davis-bacon-act-would-save-taxpayers-109-billion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis%E2%80%93Bacon_Act

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Ideas for making healthcare affordable: Import prescription drugs



http://usuncut.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/drugschart.png - chart shows prices for same drugs around the world. US spends drastically more than other countries for the same drugs. Pharmaceutical importation is so common sense that Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul all support it.


"The big issue facing closely held Marathon will be how to price the drug. Marathon did not invent deflazacort and patients have been able to import it inexpensively for personal use for years because there was not an approved U.S. treatment..That will now change. Patients will no longer be allowed to import the drug now that an FDA-approved product is available. Northbrook, Illinois-based Marathon said the drug will carry a list price of $89,000 a year but that the company will provide a "robust" assistance program for patients who are not covered by insurance