Managed Expectations

Remember when Martin Luther King Jr. urged the disenfranchised, 15% of the population, to relax and leave their aspirations for equality in the hands of the Democratic party leaders?  Remember the speech he gave at Hunter College on Human Rights day? Remember the line, “Let my people go, but only a few at a time because covering all at once is too idealistic and impractical? Neither does anyone else. It was all or nothing and it was already 178 years overdue.

The Many Market Failures of Health Care

There are obvious reasons from a noneconomic standpoint why we should have some sort of universal health care system in the U.S.  There are also good reasons from a macroeconomic standpoint, primarily that there are significant administrative cost savings.  While microconomic arguments are often used to justify a privatized health care system, this not correct.  Market failures abound in this sector, and honest assessments recognize their existence.

Snake Oil in the Skin Care Industry

Exaggerated cures and tricks of the eye are nothing new, so it is up to us as consumers to stay vigilant in where our money goes.

DEBUNKING SUPERFOODS #3: GLOBAL WARMING AND GMOs ARE TURNING SALMON INTO ANTIBIOTIC-FILLED ZOMBIES

There are many benefits to eating salmon which cannot be disputed. However, the environment, human interaction, and mislabeling can add more risks than most people realize.

DEBUNKING SUPERFOODS #2: WHOLE GRAINS ARE MARKETED BY DRUG COMPANIES

In the second installment of the Debunking Superfoods series, we discuss whole grains, which are grain products that keep the husky outside parts of the grain after processing.

DEBUNKING SUPERFOODS #1: COCONUT WATER KILLS MORE OLD PEOPLE THAN BANANAS

I recently made a live stream video ["WEIGHT LOSS MARKETING IS BULLS**T"].  If you were able to watch the stream, you've heard my story of yo-yo dieting and my spiral through the marketing fat-shame game that is the business of fad dieting.  One fad that has yet to completely go away are 'superfoods".  This is the first segment in my Superfoods series, an in-depth look at the liquid gold of superfoods, Coconut Water.

The Plunder of the Golden Years

Senile Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other age related diseases are increasingly likely to touch all of us, from one side or another. ...And maybe from multiple sides.

Solve Racism With MMT

Recognize that racism is only a method of division that works to enslave the majority of the populace. It's time we recognize the real problem (economics) and work together to solve it by implementing strategies using the knowledge of economic reality (MMT).

Fight for Medicare for All Together

I've been watching the news and listening to people discuss the current plight of health care in America. The present health care bill, which is now before us, made me decide that I needed to express my opinion about this pressing matter.

Is the ACA Worth Saving?

While people naturally become alarmed over Trump's changes to the ACA, it's the similarities that remain that are the real killers.

#UPDATE: No Progress on HR 676,

HR 676 - "Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act" has seen no progress in the last 4 months.

Cory Booker - If I Gave Back All My Big Pharma Donations, Would You Be Happy?

How could a bill that would help millions of Americans go down in defeat? How can a liberal Democrat like Cory Booker vote against something Ted Cruz supported? Follow the money. The Big Pharma money.