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Seniors-vulnerable and not protected

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Seniors-vulnerable and not protected: A new class of involuntary servitude?

The 13th amendment (1865) abolished involuntary servitude and slavery. A year later The Civil Rights Act of 1866 continued the march toward basic human rights. Together these enactments were the natural antecedent for the 14th Amendment (1868).

The 14th amendment promulgated citizen rights as “privileges or immunities” and declared, because they too often were abused by those with power, that ...

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Judges make lousy social scientist

Posted on April 30, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (1)


Social sciences include history, sociology, economics and philosophy and some of the earliest historical giants in these fields had their training in history, religion and philosophy, Adams, Marx, and Weber. 

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Choice, Poverty, Health Care and "Unnatural Monopolies"

Posted on March 18, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Insurance companies do not have to sell their products (insurance policy) in every market. The most important reason for not offering insurance coverage is because the composition of the “risk pool” is cost prohibitive.

A risk pool is simply the total number of people living in a covered geographic area; city, county or state. Insurance companies will not offer policies if the experience rating of the individuals in the pool have medical service needs that yield high tre...

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Keeping social security recipients alive

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Social Security benefits must be sufficient to keep recipients alive!

There are two parts to this discussion:

First, every recipient should be allowed a base amount sufficient to allow them to live independently – “Cost of Life”. This amount should be based upon the cost of life in the closest urban area. This means that beneficiaries will not receive amounts they paid into Social Security retirement, but would receive an amount sufficient to allow them to liv...

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Misery in the 21st century

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Disappearance of our Republic under 21st Century Neo-capitalism

The election of 2016 is proof our traditional economic indicators are not hooked up to our “body politic”. Prior to the election surveys showed a strong national discontent because we no longer feel neo-capitalism can lift us up to a better standard of living.

National wealth, output, employment and the value of our health system no longer tell us about the condition of our country nor can they predict ho...

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Surrogate Crisis

Posted on February 11, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Surrogate Crisis.

It is estimated that by 2035 there will be over 7- million elderly persons in the United States. The percent of the elderly requiring surrogate decision-making is rapidly increasing and the rate of increase is being made worse by government actions, extended military intervention “wars”, and current economic events.

The population of individuals with Developmental Disabilities, residing in mental hospitals can be counted. However, the number of indi...

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Seniors are under full scale assualt

Posted on September 6, 2015 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (1)

In Nevada we saw the right to die bill not make it out of committee, but the legislature allowed a right to try bill pass. Guardianships in Nevada under study after finalncial exploitation and alledged mental and physical abuse. A Special Commission has been established and is meeting monthly. The next meeting will be September 16, at the Reno Airport. Vetarans are being displaced and housing is being denied.Compassion and Choice will soon be in Nevada to help educate seniors and the righ...

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Social Security

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Social Security Is Not Broke – But It Is Not In a Lock Box Either

 

Social Security is NOT THE PROBLEM - the problem is with the government’s total

“unified budget.” Social Security is running a surplus and this surplus is used to understate

the national debt. If you are interested we would be happy to provide the actual numbers and

all projection assumptions used by the Board of Trustees.

 

Social Se...

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Chained CPI

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Question: What Is a Chained CPI and Why Should I Care? By Keith Tierney*

It has been some time since I was asked to write something in “Eco-mese”. Let’s start with what is a Consumer price index. It is simply an average price of all the goodies a certain group of consumers buys in a certain time period usually a month. The official definition from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is “a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by ...

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