GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannThe week’s offerings:

The economy: Oil is moving into the end game? (Article)

The Lockdwn: Another, less charitable view (Article)

Government: “We will never return to free market capitalism” (Article) (Recommended)

The U.S. economy: A Neat, Short List of What’s Wrong (Article) (Recommended)

More economy: Life After COVID: A Look at the New Economy (Article)

Censorship: Youu Tube removed video with 2 Calif. Doctors opposed to state’s lockdown (Report)

The Federal Reserve: Third major transfer from the middle class to the wealthy in 20 years (Article)

China: Updte (Article)

Education: Study finds dropping math/English scores since adoption of common core by public schools (Article)

Unemployment: 26 M have filed successfully for unemployment; how many more await? (Article)

Government: Nearly half laid off workers may receive more from unemployment than they can earn working (Report)

Reopening: Will not be uniform and will take months (Article) (Old “normal” won’t returnS)

The “homeless crisis”: New York City civilization on view (Article) (Why are liberally governed cities the ones breaking down?)

Surveillance: Baltimore initiates the “Big Brother is watching you” government in the U.S.? (Article)

The lockdown: Small business liable to be sued by customers who sicken after reopening? (Article)

The economy: COVID isn’t the cause of collapse; it’s just the trigger (Article) (Recommendeds)

More economy: The May 1st General Strike (Article) (Did it happen? )

Government: Democrats demand taxpayers bail out spendthrift states? (Article)

The world’s debt: Suddenly becoming real at the worst time? (Article)

The culture: U.S. marriage rate now at historical low (Report)

Science: Breakthrough in spinal cord/optic nerve injury healing (Report)

More science: Many psychological experiments lack validity (Our suspicions validated)

Corruption: Whistleblower jailed by Justice Dept. rewarded by IRS (Podcast)

Government: Some sheriffs refusing to enforce “unconstitutional”) lockdown orders (Report)

The post-pandemic economy: Are the airlines toast? (Article)

The pandemic: Turning out to be huge hoax perpetrated by the media? (Article)

Chicago: 3 dead, 16 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A woman was arrested after beating a naked man (Report)

Which ought to be enough …

 

EDITORIAL:         The State of Post-COVID U.S. Healthcare

U.S. healthcare rides three divergent steeds: It costs too much, its availability is fragmented and everybody is encouraged to feel entitled to it.  Those are incompatible realities that cannot long coexist.

Responding to these conflicts and to the pervasive politicization of U.S. society, healthcare is completing a transition from a once professional to a now industrialized service. Clinics staffed by less expensive staff will deal with common issues, front line medical doctors will be replaced by elaborate, nested internet questionnaires supplemented by telephone contacts. Common and low cost needs will be effectively served; less common and more costly cases will be subject to increasing rationing. The old model prompt, professional service from a highly trained MD will continue only for the wealthy and powerful who can afford their ever rising costs.

In the post-Christian era, human life is not sacred; it is only a valuable commodity and its maintenance must be cost effective.

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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