...in response to this dung from James Roosevelt Jr., CEO of Tufts Health Plan. I doubt that they'll print it, since in giving him a large chunk of the op-ed page, they've kind of shown which side they're going to line up on, but you never know. There was a lot more in his letter I wanted to comment on, but that would have guaranteed it not seeing the light of day- the Globe's into pithy or ranting from the rabble, not anything longform. Read below the fold...
Seriously, I appreciate that Joss and everyone at Harvard Humanist Society are trying to promote secularism.
But the opening gambit was painful to watch.
Joss Whedon: "[nonbelievers] got a shout-out during the inauguration. That was amazing!"
Both from Baseline Scenario:
Tunneling: Borderline legal/illegal smuggling of value out of businesses.
Rents: Economics jargon for easy money from business that others aren’t allowed into (like, say, the easy money from owning an ATM network -- or a network of "health care" "providers").
With that in mind, see this by Simon Johnson. The point he's making is too subtle for me, so maybe somebody who understands finance can translate: