On Healthcare

It’s a long video, but Dr. Shiva offers a new, effective way to cut healthcare cost by something like 75%. It’s quite a sensible discussion.

No matter whether we keep the current healthcare payment system or change it, we need to find a different approach to the economics of healthcare. Currently, our system is philosophically based on Florence Nightingale’s 19th century findings.

After the Protests

Today some Chicago about 150 citizens* took to the streets during rush hour to bring attention to the problems they face on the Southside. Shootings, school closings, poverty are all serious in Chicago neighborhoods and the mayor isn’t doing enough about it.

A few weeks ago there was another group took to the streets for some of the same reasons.

I think the mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, should hold a televised (local or cable TV) meeting to brainstorm a list of changes that can really make a difference. Representatives of the marchers, representatives of the schools, law enforcement, and other stakeholders should be invited. Show the city what you want and how it can be done.

*This number was reported on Chicago Tonight on August 2, 2018.