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Disease Management: Our Failed Model For Health Care

Saturday, April 27th, 2013, by

I’m now listening to the second of my CD albums from Dr. Andrew Weil, and continue to be impressed with his extensive knowledge about our health care crisis. The first album was his comprehensive overview of our health system, and the current album deals specifically with our attitudes towards aging.  He’s able to articulate clearly […]

Wage Stagnation: It’s More Complicated Than You Thought

Saturday, April 13th, 2013, by

If there is a dominant theme underlying the malaise facing most working families, it’s the sense that they are losing ground economically.  It’s why the 99% so resent the 1%. One marker stands out…the relative stagnation of wages, which have hovered at, and recently under, the median $50,000 family wage level for over a decade […]

Dragging Health Care Into the Twenty-First Century

Saturday, April 6th, 2013, by

It’s amazing to think about how productive most businesses have become as a result of the innovations in information technology. Unless, of course, you are thinking of health care and education…the two core industries that will do everything they can to resist good management.   Both of these legacy industries are clinging to outmoded principles, primarily […]