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Thu Dec 4

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stenlis replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:59 AM

Re: Russia in crosshairs of OPEC

And we will pay dearly and quickly to keep Premier Putin from sparking up the old tanks and rolling into Romania, Poland and Germany in an oil field grab, the old-fashioned way.

Well, since this is a forum about Economy, let's look at [more]

Wed Dec 3

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stenlis replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:24 AM

Re: Where the middle class went

Short answer = stock buybacks.

Companies did large buybacks even in times when middle class prospered.

I'd say the actual answer to the question where the middle class went is "other countries".

The demand [more]

Mon Oct 27

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stenlis replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:10 PM

Re: Perils of anonymous transactions

The difference in this case is that both victims actually behaved rationally in this case - one was sending money thinking he can have his bank reverse the transaction if something goes wrong and the other one was sending BitCoins because he already [more]

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stenlis posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:44 AM

Perils of anonymous transactions

Last week a Czech blogger shared an interesting story. The original blog is in Czech, so let me sum it up:

The blogger, Frantisek, was contacted by a person who called himself Josef Bobek by e-mail, who asked if he would like to sell $100 [more]

Wed Oct 8

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stenlis replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:00 AM

Re: Lobbyists rule -- patients go bankrupt

Tim,

Personally, I like how the German system works. There is a nationalized health insurance program that will cover you from birth to your death. It's somewhat pricy - costs about 15% of my income - but you are getting good care. I got my [more]

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stenlis replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:24 AM

Re: Lobbyists rule -- patients go bankrupt

Most individually-purchased medical-care insurance in the US, and a lot of employer-provided insurance, terminates at age 65. Precise details vary, but they expect you to sign up for Medicare.

Seems like this should be a chicken and [more]

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stenlis replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:04 AM

Re: Lobbyists rule -- patients go bankrupt

If you're eligible for Medicare, you can't buy private health insurance anywhere else.

Source? AFAIK just being eligible for medicare does not make your existing health insurance void.

Did she have a choice? [more]

Tue Oct 7

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stenlis replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:10 AM

Re: Lobbyists rule -- patients go bankrupt

Nine out of ten who visit this board don't believe in Medicare to begin with. Trying to convince them the government should be able to negotiate pricing is not at all what Ayn Rand had in mind.

The ironic thing is that Ayn Rand was [more]

Mon Sep 29

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stenlis replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:22 AM

Re: 18 Things Mentally Strong People Do.

"They embrace change"

That's a tough one. Sometimes change isn't good


While I agree with what you've said, that's not how I read the original statement - not in the sense that they "push for change [more]

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