Ancillary Services: Hey, Doctors Need to Make Money, Too

As you’ve read about in my previous posts, the economic climate in the medical profession is hostile. Physicians must justify to insurance companies almost every single thing they do. The treatments and procedures that are approved with no hassle are usually ones that are very cheap or ones where the physician does not make . . . → Read More: Ancillary Services: Hey, Doctors Need to Make Money, Too

For The Sake Of Something Else

I was living in Mexico in the mid-1980s when I decided to get serious about my health and fitness. I began by sponsoring a basketball team in a city league in Merida, Yucatan.

Running the court with kids half my age helped to get me in the best physical condition of my life. . . . → Read More: For The Sake Of Something Else

Federal Bail-Outs and the Rest of Us: What Does It Mean?

As I write this, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson’s announcement that the Bush administration will indeed shore up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is all over the news and still sinking in. After opening slightly higher Monday morning, Wall Street dipped back into negative territory as analysts attempted to digest the bail-out news.

What . . . → Read More: Federal Bail-Outs and the Rest of Us: What Does It Mean?

How Can Economics Mean So Many Things to So Many People?

During the first week of Amateur Economists, MJH raised the very real question of why there are such enormous differences and contradiction between economic theories and economists themselves.

“I am confused by people like Paul Krugman, and many of the left leaning economists. They seem to say that markets are good, but let’s use . . . → Read More: How Can Economics Mean So Many Things to So Many People?