Daily Archives: April 2, 2010
27 page summary of the 2,700 page “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (H.R. 3590)
AKA “Obamacare”… This summarizes the new healthcare reform bill passed on Sunday, March 21 by the US House of Representatives, and on December 24, 2009 by the US Senate.
Assorted Links (4/2/2010)
Here’s a list of articles that I have been reading lately:
Today is Good Friday, when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is part of Holy Week, a series of religious holidays and observations commemorating the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
With the increasing emphasis by business organizations on ‘green’ initiatives for sustainability, maybe we are overlooking ways to improve the ‘sustainability’ of workers, too, says HBS professor Jim Heskett .
Robert Barro | FiveBooks
The Lessons of the Great Depression There’s a strong tendency for the economy to recover on its own. A year ago governments saved their biggest banks from collapse, but now they are wondering how big really is too big.
John Steele Gordon: As Peaceful as a Tea Party – WSJ.com
In The Wall Street Journal, John Steele Gordon writes that the only person arrested in recent days for threatening violence against a politician targeted Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House.
“At the stroke of 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, nearly a billion people in more than 120 countries demonstrated their desire to do something about global warming by switching off their lights for an hour. But the main thing that anyone accomplished by turning off the lights at nighttime for an hour was to make it harder to see”, says Bjørn Lomborg, who is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.
Daniel Henninger: Would the Founding Founders Love ObamaCare? – WSJ.com
Daniel Henninger writes in The Wall Street Journal that the resistance to ObamaCare is about a lot more than the 10th Amendment.
According to Wharton insurance and risk management professor Kent Smetters, inflation “destroys the value [of investments] gradually by eroding real returns over time.”