Posts Tagged ‘cost’

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    “Free” Kidney Treatment

    Apr 2, 11 • 333 Views • No Comments

    In October 1972, Congress decided that the federal government should pay for treating chronic kidney disease. Concerned that care went primarily to those who could afford it, Congress proclaimed dialysis and transplants an entitlement for almost all of us.......  [read more]

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    Getting the Most From Our Money

    Feb 3, 11 • 337 Views • No Comments

    In 2020, according to the World Health Organization, traffic fatalities will be the second leading cause of deaths in the world. Moreover, in the U.S. alone, approximately 57 million birds are killed by cars annually. (from Cool It, p. 154) So, asks Bjorn......  [read more]

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    In A Good State

    Jan 24, 11 • 384 Views • No Comments

    We know it’s not New York or California. The bottom of the list also includes New Jersey, Arizona, Florida, Nevada and others. These are the states that, having mismanaged spending and taxing, are now facing tough fiscal decisions. Their finances......  [read more]

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    The Locavore Challenge

    Aug 24, 10 • 350 Views • 1 Comment

    Being a locavore is not always easy but it can feel very good. Those of us who are locavores believe that we are helping the planet by saving on transport costs and emissions, patronizing small businesses rather than distant impersonal corporate giants, and......  [read more]

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    Costly Legislation

    May 28, 10 • 371 Views • No Comments

    Looking at a recent NY Times article, whose title was, “Cost of Jobs Bill Leaves Some Democrats Leery,” I wondered whether the author realized just how many costs his discussion involved. If passed, the bill would extend jobless pay, provide......  [read more]