The Utility of Physician Review Websites

One of the recent comments on this blog was in response to my post about whether patients should be able to direct their care. The “cyberchondriac” patient who comes armed with the latest and greatest in treatment options also reminds me of the patient who has done lots of research about his physician online. . . . → Read More: The Utility of Physician Review Websites

Fighting Capitalism With Capitalism

As one more bit of proof that the education system of the United States is a dysfunctional piece of liberal crap, how else to explain the fact the far-leftist moron Michael Moore actually got funding, which assumes an interested audience, for his latest movie, titled Capitalism: A Love Story, which, according to Reuters, “launches . . . → Read More: Fighting Capitalism With Capitalism

Debt for Dividends

In another episode where the comics page eerily mirrors real life, a recent “Garfield” cartoon has Garfield confronting a resident rat who has been taking cheese, but leaving IOUs, from the “cheese drawer” of the refrigerator. Garfield threateningly says to the rat “Stop with the IOUs” and the rat calmly holds up his hand . . . → Read More: Debt for Dividends

The Remarkable Century and the Future

I recently came to a rather obvious, yet remarkable insight. The 20th century was a truly unique and remarkable moment in human history. There is not a single aspect of human civilization that changed less during the 20th than in any of the centuries that came before. Population, economic output, life expectancies, oil consumption, . . . → Read More: The Remarkable Century and the Future

Bloggers Post Abundance of Good Economic News

Three of our favorite blogs are: Positive Economic News, Carpe Diem, and Calafia Beach Pundit. Each posted a over abundance of great economic news last week:

From Positive Economic News: —————————- 1. Toyota raised its world 2009/10 sales forecast by 3 percent citing a recovery in demand for autos.

2. September consumer confidence is . . . → Read More: Bloggers Post Abundance of Good Economic News

Audit The Fed And Apportionment

Friday 25 September 2009 had two significant events.  First, there was a full committee hearing on Ron Paul’s bill H.R. 1207 to audit the Federal Reserve.  Second, Chief Judge Edith Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, directly under the United States Supreme Court and covers Florida, Georgia, Alabama, . . . → Read More: Audit The Fed And Apportionment

Don’t Restrictions on Freedom Affect the Quality of Life?

It is hard to believe that the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress would consider that freedom and personal responsibility have little relevance to the quality of life, but I haven’t been able to find any discussion of freedom or personal responsibility in their recently published report. The Commission, whose . . . → Read More: Don’t Restrictions on Freedom Affect the Quality of Life?

A Guide to the London Bullion Market

I have mentioned the LBMA’s “A Guide to the London Bullion Market” as few times on this blog. It is now available on their website.

I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to increase their understanding of how the gold industry operates, particularly at the wholesale level. The sections on gold forwards, . . . → Read More: A Guide to the London Bullion Market

The Government-Based Economy

I really got a laugh out of the report from Bloomberg that the Democratic Party of Japan (known in the parlance as DP) won an historic victory in the recent elections, coming to power for the first time in decades with “a pledge to support households battered by two decades of economic stagnation”, whatever . . . → Read More: The Government-Based Economy

Paper, Plastic, or Ephemera?

How do you pay at the checkout line? Between checks, credit and debit cards, and online payment services like Paypal, it’s sometimes surprising when we see someone pull out actual cash these days. The way you pay may seem to be of little importance, but in truth, the money doesn’t all spend the same.

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