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Facebook and Privacy

Facebook and Privacy

I have been warning everyone for the last 20 years about privacy issues. Nobody seemed to care much. We had an early warning from Jeffrey Rothfeder, Privacy for Sale: How Computerization Has Made Everyone’s Private Life an Open Secret published in 1992. This was before the Internet was born in its current GUI format. To prove how we were losing privacy even 26 years ago he was interviewed on a major show. The interviewer asked him just how fast he could…

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Healthcare: a Christmas Present of Epic Proportions

Healthcare: a Christmas Present of Epic Proportions

Half a loaf?  No, worse.  Here is your pre-Christmas present — a big lump of coal.   Let me simplify and make clear my assertion.  You are ill, in need of medical care.   You want the best.   Whose wise counsel and help do you seek?   You want someone who is sympathetic, skilled and competent. This debate has never been about Health.   Certainly not your health.  For the last six months I have steadfastly maintained the large insurance racketeers…

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end game or round 2

end game or round 2

It has come to this.  This deadline will come and pass.  It will not be met.  What happened? Strategically, to frame health care reform as the defining and pivotal achievement of this administration was a setup.  The new administration entered under a wave of jubilation and hope.  I shared these sentiments. In 1964, Lyndon Johnson entered the office of the presidency with a mandate for change.  A mandate to finish what had been started in the three previous years under…

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Medicine and Business

Medicine and Business

Our goal is not to save insurance companies money.  A most nefarious lot.   Our goal is to solve problems and make you whole again.  Healthier and happy.   That is the goal of functional medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine.   Optimal Health and Well Being. There is nothing inherently wrong with medicine as a business. There is nothing inherently wrong with any business in America.   We still aspire to capitalist principles.  What is immoral and repugnant is rapacious business. First of all,…

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