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Republican Healthcare Bill is Deflationary

The Economic Policy Institute says the Republican healthcare bill has a bad score. EPI says it will result in rising costs and deflate the pocketbooks of most Americans. The new bill, just like the ACA, I argue, is more about … Continue reading

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Diminution of the Mnuchin

Treasury secretary Mnuchin recently said that Trump’s presidency has added trillions of dollars of value to the stock market. Mnuchin is referring to the “Trump rally,” which is a fraud. This kind of technical babble needs to be diminished. Minions … Continue reading

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Alignment and Realignment

Arbitrage markets are operating more and more with AI, referred to as program trading. Using artificial intelligence to facilitate the production of capital gains is only natural, capitalists say, and big entitlement programs (needed to support the masses who do … Continue reading

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-15/aetna-ceo-says-obamacare-in-a-death-spiral-with-sick-customers

Support for rising healthcare prices (costs) with no resistance conforms to the model of capitalism. This is a failure of capitalism, not free-market economics!

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Making It More Affordable? This is how the gouging game works. 1) Legislate a mandated insurance program. 2) Allow industry and markets to consolidate to defeat free-market mechanics and… 3) make it illegal to import products at competitive prices. In … Continue reading

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Repealing the ACA’s Progressive Tax Structure

The GOP’s reformulation of the ACA (“repeal and replace”) is all about eliminating its progressive tax structure. If I own a lot of equity shares in the healthcare sector, and its income is being taxed at a 3.8% rate to … Continue reading

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-28/us-gdp-tumbles-just-07-lowest-three-years-worst-personal-consumption-2009

“Once again, the bulk of the PCE growth came from rising healthcare service prices, with the rest barely registering. “

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