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The blog of a married father of six and avid reader interested in politics and culture. I have a BS in Economics, but from a state school known more for partying than academic rigor.

Owner: JRShown

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  • How insurance works
    on Mar 4, 2010 in health care
    Insurers receive premiums upfront and pay claims later. In extreme cases, such as those arising from certain workers’ compensation accidents, payments can stretch over decades. This collect-now, pay-later model leaves us holding large sums – mone...
  • WI-8 Candidates in Green Bay, DePereThursday March 4th, two of the Republican candidates for the 8th congressional district will be in the area.Marc Savard will be at Legends in Green Bay (2840 Shawano Ave.) from 6-9 PM. I've heard good things about the ribs at Legends.Marc Trager wil...
  • Paul Ryan Correct on Budget Gimmick Claim
    on Mar 4, 2010 in health care
    From OMB Director Peter Orszag's blog:...the President has put forward a health plan that would reduce deficits by roughly $100 billion over the next ten years and by roughly $1 trillion in the decade after that.Recently, a lot of attention has been...
  • Dept. of Unintended Consequences ARRA Edition
    on Mar 3, 2010 in health care government
    Via Senatus:A group of “Democratic senators is urging the Obama administration to suspend an economic stimulus program aimed at financing renewable energy, complaining that money is going to projects that are creating jobs in foreign countries,”...
  • Kagen requests ad be pulled
    on Mar 2, 2010 in Steve Kagen
    UPDATED - see belowThe new ad targeting Steve Kagen and his vote on health care has elicited this response from the Kagen camp:A campaign lawyer for Rep. Steve Kagen asked four Green Bay-area television stations Tuesday to stop airing what he called...
  • Why We Homeschool
    on Mar 2, 2010 in homeschooling
    This post was written by Mrs. RWC proving once again that I am only the second smartest blogger in my household.Most of our friends and family know we homeschool, but while on our recent vacation we got asked several times... why? Truthfully, my answ...
  • What we think we know
    on Mar 1, 2010 in Consumer Financial Protection
    On financial literarcy: “Levels of financial knowledge are strikingly low and, moreover, there is a sharp disconnect between how much people think they know and what they actually know. “ Read full remarks.That's Annamaria Lusardi of Dartmouth Co...
  • The usefulness of Glenn Beck
    on Mar 1, 2010 in Glenn Beck Sarah Palin conservatism
    David Frum, the very thoughtful, centrist-leaning conservative thinker, had a bit of a happy hour after CPAC, and he said to me: The thing I respect about Glenn Beck is that he managed to take hard-money crankery away from anti-Semitism.That's from D...
  • New ad urges Kagen to vote no on healthcare
    on Mar 1, 2010 in health care Steve Kagen
    Kevin mentioned this the other day, and news of it showed up on my google alert this morning. The League of American Voters has a new ad that will run in Green Bay urging Kagen to vote no on the healthcare reform legislation and urging voters in the...
  • Healthcare and Hayek
    on Feb 28, 2010 in health care Matthew Yglesias Hayek
    Matthew Yglesias enlists no less a figure than Hayek to the cause of government run insurance, citing him as saying that state involvement in a plan to insure some risks is not necessarily a threat to individual freedom. I'll leave it to the Hayek s...
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