Category Archives: Healthcare

Pessimistic Healthcare Projections

It seems to me…. “I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare system at the right time, getting them to see the doctor early enough, before a small health problem turns serious.” ~ Donna Shalala[1]. A study released … Continue reading

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Universal Basic Income

It seems to me…. “A certain small income, sufficient for necessities, should be secured for all, whether they work or not.” ~ Bertrand Russell[1]. In the U.S. and some other nations; e.g., Finland, Netherlands, Kenya, and Canada (and in Alaska); … Continue reading

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Environmental Degradation

It seems to me…. “Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.” … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact On Employment

It seems to me…. “Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have … Continue reading

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A Lunar Repeat

It seems to me…. “It is time to kickstart a new U.S. space transportation industry and time to spread that industry into space itself, leveraging our space station legacy to ignite imaginations and entrepreneurship so that we can move farther … Continue reading

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Eating Our Seed Corn

It seems to me…. “To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure – those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human … Continue reading

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Increased Immigration Is A Necessity

It seems to me…. “Immigration is not just compatible with but is a necessary component of economic growth.” ~ Dave Reichert[1]. Nearly 14 percent of the U.S. population in 2017, more than 44 million people, were born in another country[2]. … Continue reading

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