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[11 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

Health care reform and income security President Obama is in Green Bay today as part of his push for health care reform. A story on the front page of the Washington Post has the following paragraph near the end: Richard Cooper, professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, says he thinks the variations identified [...]

health care, poverty »

[5 May 2009 | Comments Off | ]

After roughly ten days of nearly constant news about the rapidly-spreading swine flu, it now appears to be relatively mild. That’s very good news. There are many lessons. One is that we depend on government. In crisis situations particularly, we rely on government to respond appropriately and inform us responsibly. President Obama and other officials [...]

health care, jobs »

[28 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Swine flu is big news today. So is GM and the jobs that will be shed as it restructures. I juxtapose these issues because both sets of news stories illustrate fundamental problems with our political and economic system – fundamental problems that will be mostly solved with a guaranteed basic income, Citizen Dividends. Regarding swine [...]

health care, other countries »

[27 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]

The outbreak of swine flu in Mexico and elsewhere, including confirmed cases in New York and other states, is an additional argument in favor of Citizen Dividends. When everyone has a guaranteed basic income, we’ll be much more able to stop the spread of the disease. And much better prepared to cope with whatever happens. [...]

health care »

[7 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Lot’s of talk this past week about health care reform. Too bad President Obama and the health care reform advocates haven’t yet joined the basic income movement – because a basic income guarantee could be the key to successful reform. Obama has pledged to enact health care reform this year: “When times were good, we [...]