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Macho men are wrong on Social Security

March 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Macho men are wrong on Social Security

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The sleight of hand is that if Social Security is pulled out from the group with Medicare and Medicaid, and instead placed in the category with everything else, the charts look almost exactly the same. Indeed, any number of valuable social programmes disliked by the right – be they benefits for veterans, support for early years education, or foreign aid – could be lumped together with Medicare and Medicaid, to show that the growth in cost of the three programmes combined is also out of control.

Without the trickery, the real story behind the fiscal debate is simple: it is the costs of Medicare and Medicaid that are projected to rise hugely. This is because the cost of healthcare is projected to grow quickly too. That is happening everywhere else in the world, but the US is in an especially bad position: it already pays more than twice as much on healthcare per person when compared with other rich countries, and gains little obvious benefit for this expense. Worse, per person costs in the US are projected to rise even further, relative to both GDP and costs in other countries.

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Corporate Logos Reflect Co. Principles

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Corporate Logos Reflect Company Principles

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Corporate Logos Reflect Company Principles

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How a Differential Gear Works

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Number of Dead Sea Creatures Maybe 50X

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Number of Dead Dolphins and Whales in Gulf May Be 50 Times Higher

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More Profits, Fewer Jobs

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More Profits, Fewer Jobs

Why record corporate profits aren’t necessarily good for the economy.

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Global Land Use Change Video

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Global Land Use Change from 8000 BP to -50 BP

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An excerpt from Blind Spot:

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment
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An excerpt from Blind Spot: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It, by Max H. Bazerman and Ann E. Tenbrunsel

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