Links for May 16: Old, old stuff.

April 3, 2011
  • Vodpod videos no longer available.

    Part 1 of FoxNews’s investigative report. Note the absence of any allegation of physical harm to any patient. As far as I can tell, Jeff Cole is teaming up with the government to limit competition and consumer choice.

  • Vodpod videos no longer available.

    Part 2 of investigative report. Still no particular allegations of harm, but Jeff Cole acknowledges criticism of the investigation. These news agencies do care what their viewers think. It’s a matter of letting them know. Read the rest of this entry »


  • Links for July 19, 2010: To Stimulate or Not To Stimulate; What Police Can Do; much, much more….

    July 18, 2010

      Paul Krugman: Boost aggregate demand! Muahahaha!!!

    1. It’s good to hear Krugman speak and respond to questions. The thrust of this discussion is that the opposition to the stimulus is a visceral reaction, not an intelligent one. Although some guests early on questioned the empirical efficacy of the stimulus, we did really not hear from any Thomas E. Woodses or any Peter Schiffs who maintained, in quite an intellectual fashion, that the stimulus is simply bad economic policy. Krugman remarks toward the end that he doesn’t see stimulus jobs as “makework” jobs. I do not understand how this position can be honestly defended alongside the position that we now need government to “boost aggregate demand”, i.e. create demand where none existed before. What is the purpose of the stimulus if it is not to “make work”? If these were not “makework” jobs, we would do them anyway. We would not need an economic crisis as a pretense for passing $700 billion spending bills. For a response to the assertion that Roosevelt’s slashing of the deficits caused a recession in 1937, see this. For a response to the assertion that World War II spending lifted the U.S. economy out of the depression, listen here, starting at 32:17.  Read the rest of this entry »


    Links for May 31, 2010: Withholding Medical Marijuana from Vets, The 5 Circles of Immigration Hell, Tony Williams on School Choice, others….

    May 30, 2010
    1. So, you think you deserve to be free? Let's see if you survive my little trial by ordeal. Heh heh heh....

      Happy Memorial day, everybody!  Have you suppressed medical research from a vet today?

    2. …because only those who can afford to do all this deserve to be free! (?)

    3. I need to get back into following alternative currencies. Here’s two from Berkshire, Massachusetts and Detroit Michigan.  Read the rest of this entry »


    Links for Monday, March 29, 2010: Reason.tv >> Certificates of Need Stifle Health Care Competition, Fish Pedicures Banned, others….

    March 28, 2010
    1. reason.tv | New Hampshire Nannies

      It’s for your own good.

    2. reason.tv | Nick Gillespie Discusses Pet vs. Human Hospitals on Stossel

      Thirty-six state governments require a “certificate of need” before a new hospital may be built in a given area, thereby directly inhibiting the growth of the supply of medical services and increasing the cost of medical care. Where’s the outrage? Next week: Certificate of Need Pro/Con. Read the rest of this entry »