CT Scans: Just a Money Making Scheme?

I previously wrote about how I feel like we are in the “Era of Ancillary Services” for the physician. The New York Times recently ran an interesting article about cardiologists and the unnecessary CT-angiography scan. At the heart of the issue is that among cardiologists the CT-angiography scan (basically a 3-dimensional X-ray of the . . . → Read More: CT Scans: Just a Money Making Scheme?

Travelers Head for Cheaper Destinations Abroad

Europe has long been a favored travel destination for American travelers. In spite of the dollar’s downward spiral, Americans continue to flock to Italy, the UK, Germany and a few other favorites. As the dollar passes the $1.56 mark against the euro (remember the days when they were essentially equal?), travel has been only . . . → Read More: Travelers Head for Cheaper Destinations Abroad

Laws Against Outsourcing - Are They Necessary?

Often laws are passed to prevent or contain the undesirable effects of an economic activity. But sometimes the laws are more motivated by political considerations than economic benefits. The perfect example of this is outsourcing laws. The U.S. introduced outsourcing laws in 2005 in most of its 50 states in order to check the . . . → Read More: Laws Against Outsourcing – Are They Necessary?

How Much Does Youth Cost?

An article examining whether or not youth can be treated as a financial asset . . . → Read More: How Much Does Youth Cost?