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Sunday, February 24, 2013

You got speed-freak jive


What I see.

* The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food.

* Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us, by Steven Brill. This is just the tip of the iceberg:

... we spend more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined: Japan, Germany, France, China, the U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Australia. We may be shocked at the $60 billion price tag for cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy. We spent almost that much last week on health care. We spend more every year on artificial knees and hips than what Hollywood collects at the box office. We spend two or three times that much on durable medical devices like canes and wheelchairs, in part because a heavily lobbied Congress forces Medicare to pay 25% to 75% more for this equipment than it would cost at Walmart.

It's a very long article, but definitely worth taking the time to read.

* This is the kind of thing I want CNN to report on: US drones blow up any hope of close ties with Yemenis.

* Can't you hear me knockin' on your window.

Posted by Marie at February 24, 2013 10:01 PM