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opinions and musings on topical subjects. let’s clear the air

… Waiting for Merlin

… Waiting for Merlin

And now we wait for the speech of a lifetime.  The make or break — defining speech.  We wish this unreal set of expectations on no one. Medicare for all? Let me renew this debate with trilogy of  blogs over the next week.    First with a set of charts and diagrams laying the foundation for the daunting statistics that face us. First consider this simple chart plotting the inexorable rise in yearly total health care expenditures from 1960 to 2016 …

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Steroids in sports

Steroids in sports

Steroids. What was the first thing that came to your mind?  A particular sport?  Another notable sports hero? We live in a world of code.  Single words evoke powerful images and thoughts.  You have been programmed. Steroids. Corticosteroids? Mineralocorticoids? Anabolic steroids? Performance-enhancing drugs.  Another powerful image — right? One more loaded term.

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