After they helped to throw the 2000 and the 2004 elections to Bush by suppressing the news -- and I'm not even going to mention how Judy Miller helped kill hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Americans -- you'd think Izvestia's management would be ashamed enough to do the decent thing and off themselves -- or at least get out of the newspaper business so others could do the job they have so Read more about The world's greatest newspaper (not!) turns to open union-busting and looting
What is the relation between information asymmetry and rents?
This story about pension funds makes me ask that question.
When it comes to disclosure, she said, she saw a continuation of the attitude that she found during her audit: Senior managers believe it is up to investors to ask rather than the duty of the agency to disclose.
[an attempt at something resembling liveblogging]
7:59 pm [central time]:
There's only i person from my zip code. Gee, I wonder who that could be.
Ok, I'm tired of the Move On song already.... Read more about Listening to Dr Dean...
See hipparchia's post for details. I just submitted my question. My link speed/reliability won't allow me to listen, so if anyone wants to report, that would be great. Read more about Reminder - MoveOn's Howard Dean healthcare briefing tonight at 9:00 ET
Nation Ready To Be Lied To About Economy Again (The Onion)
'From now on, just tell me the bullshit I want to hear,' one Ohio resident said. 'Tell me my savings are safe, everybody has a job, and we're No. 1 again.'
Do I have to tell you it’s a satire? I get in trouble when I don’t. But then, I get in trouble a lot, anyway.—Caro
AHIP's Campaign for an American "Solution" sent me a link to a transcript of a recent live web chat on health care reform with Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, and Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans. Ignani's answers make a joke of Pollack's attempts to make common cause with these creeps.
Ignagni and the people selecting the questions make some classic moves:
When in doubt, don't answer the question:
MarinCA asks: Do your organizations support a public plan option? Why or why not? Read more about AHIP's Ignagni shows us how not to do health care reform
At Single Payer Action's web site, PNHP's Dr. David Himmelstein defends single-payer against the health-insurance-peddling AARP's anti-HR676 propaganda. Read it all for specific factual criticisms, or just enjoy the summing up:
AARP: In addition H.R. 676 has not gathered bipartisan support which is important to enacting and implementing any reform.
Dr. David Himmelstein: If freeing the slaves failed to attract bipartisan support would the AARP also oppose it?
(And no, censor is not to strong a word.) Merton Bernstein, Professor of Law Emeritus at Washington University, writes: Read more about Why does Obama support science in stem cell research, and censor science in health care reform?
I'm reposting and updating this from last year, for the top of the gardening season for most folks.
Our good friend MadSat, is still in Iraq, and still safe, and thankfully, he still has access to blogs.
MadSat is a rather remarkable beekeeper and bee remover (among a host of other amazing skills and talents). He sent along a great recipe to encourage and feed bees in a very healthful way.
It was so good ( posted my experiences with it last year), I want to share it here, with better measurements from MadSat: Read more about Attracting Bees To Your Garden... And To Health!