Posting History for andrewmcleod
|Me and the Daily Kos (DTR)
Please pardon my recent silence. The past two weeks have been a wild combination of school starting up, taking a little vacation to my previous ...
|Best bike fix ever!(!!)
To begin, a confession: I do not take very good care of my bicycle. I tend to let problems go on way too long, figuring that as long as the thing still rolls, I might as well not get my hands dirty. ...
|The sky is not (yet) falling
I need to clarify my previous post, on the cheery subject of banking industry shenanigans. It seems that I was a little sloppy, apparently not putting enough energy into clearly making and stating ...
|Here comes the next bank bailout
This morning I found a cute little article about a very non-cute topic. It turns out the FDIC's bank ...
|No more giant carrots!
I went downtown for an early dose of Ted this morning, and got an wake-up call about the danger of incentives, those carrots and sticks that ...
|Healthcare debate feels pointless
I never wanted to be stuck in the middle of this argument. When I started blogging about the co-op plan, I thought it would be a flash in the pan and then I would be able to get back to happier ...
|Sustainable rural transit
Gas is creeping back up above $3.00/gallon, and this is bad news for everyone. But nobody feels the pain as much as people living in lightly-populated rural areas. When businesses shut down, it ...
|Escape from the Beltway
There are two debates on healthcare reform: The first debate is on the merits of various proposals, and how they will impact people outside of the notorious Beltway. The second debate is about ...
|Corruption is everywhere
BenGoshi points out a very ...
|Death of a cooperative
Humboldt Creamery , an 80 year-old organic milk producers cooperative, has been bought in a bankruptcy auction, and will now be folded ...
|Meanwhile, outside the healthcare bigtop...
The past week saw an increasingly disturbing trend of disruptions at events related to healthcare reform. It got to the point that today's news included a mention that President Obama's town hall ...
|The Rust Belt shines
I just returned from the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy , a gathering of about 150 brave souls doing good work. I'm very inspired, although ...
|Process point on health reform
mcjoan has brought up an excellent point : The process by which the Senate Finance Committee is approaching its ...
|Health co-ops revisited
Things quieted down on the health reform front for a while, but now it turns out that the "co-op option" ...
I've been quiet lately because I got stuck writing my previous post. The problem is that I have a rule of focusing on the positive. I got discouraged and found myself unable to finish it. I was also ...
|The awakening continues
I recently came across some writing that provided a strong challenge to the economic status quo, which was perhaps most interesting because of its source. Here are a couple of excerpts that I found ...
|Sustainability is not an option
There is no such thing as a sustainable part of an unsustainable whole, and a society that labels certain specific practices or techniques "sustainable" has a sustainability problem. For example, ...
|Universal health care
Over the last couple of weeks I've been taking a crash course in health care reform, and the more I look at this mess, the more I like the idea of universal health care. The outrageous cost of ...
|Health care reform and culture wars
Creation of a public plan for health care has the potential to open a new front in the culture wars, by forcing the nation to decide whether coverage should include controversial procedures like ...
|A closer look at Group Health Cooperative
In the interest of better understanding Group Health Cooperative (GHC), I’ve contacted the Group Health Center for Health ...
|We need new polls
It has been claimed that 75% of people support a public health care plan over any alternative, including the creation of co-ops. The general implication seems to be that Congress should not be ...
|How to Start a Health Care Co-op
Let's step back from whether we think that health care co-ops would be an acceptable substitute for a public plan, and focus on how to make them as useful and effective as possible if they are the ...
|Health Cooperatives Can't Work?
The "co-op plan" for health care reform is barely a week old as a concept, and only days old as a draft proposal by the Senate Finance Committee, but ...
|some truth about health care cooperatives
The Senate Finance Committee has released a draft health care reform proposal that features cooperatives instead of a public plan. I can certainly understand the resistance to the proposal. I'm ...
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