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  • Eco-nomics: Was Stern 'wrong for the right reasons' ... or just wrong? --The Global Warming Scam --

    09/04/2012 8:52:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | 4th September 2012 12:38 GMT | Andrew Orlowski
    Perhaps greens just aren't the good guysAnalysis "Why should we sacrifice 10 per cent of our income today to make Bill Gates better off?" asked an MP. "As the world's [second] richest man, he doesn't need our sacrifice." The second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, is a proxy in this rhetorical question. The MP, a former Cabinet minister, is raising a fascinating and rarely asked moral question. Should we make ourselves poorer to save the rich of the future some insignificant amount of money: an amount so small, it will be a rounding error? The argument he builds...
  • Health Law Augurs Transfer of Funds From Old to Young

    07/26/2010 12:56:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies · 2+ views
    WSJ ^ | July 25, 2010 | Staff
    Mark Baumann, a 44-year-old uninsured diabetic, sees in the Obama administration's health-care law a future with stable coverage to pay for his insulin shots and blood tests. That's likely to come indirectly at the expense of his mother's generous health-care plan. Humana Inc., Mary Baumann's insurer, intends to pare her "Medicare Advantage" plan to make up for the smaller government payments it will soon receive as a result of the new law, leaving her with higher costs or fewer services. On the table are beefed-up co-payments and premiums, as well as the loss of perks such as her free membership...