September 2021 Friday’s e-links: The Ego That Makes a Presidential Library

Our September 2021 e-links continue with a look at presidential libraries that is about much more than books and papers.

Why Federal Spending Is Tough to Predict for Entitlement Programs

Looking back at Medicare and Medicaid, we can see why there are several versions of spending projections for the American Families Plan.

February 2019 Friday’s e-links: From Jeff Bezos to Hurricane Katrina and Lyndon Johnson

Friday’s e-links: Today we share a podcast series that focuses solely on Amazon–from its origin to current issues that range from drones to trust.

John Maynard Keynes and the Generational Impact of Entitlements

Before seeing how we are benefiting unequally from entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, let’s start with some history. During 1934, with unemployment high and production low, British economist John Maynard Keynes was reported to have crumpled up a pile of…

Making Presidential History

President Obama has been having dinner with historians. Described by the NY Times as a “largely left tilting group,” the names I consistently discovered that attended the dinners were: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Robert Caro, Robert Dallek, Douglas Brinkley, H.…

Medicare Math

The ratio is 3 to 1. The “3” is how much Medicare recipients are receiving. The “1” is what they paid. Still though, you can see from this NPR report why most people call Medicare an entitlement. According to a…

Some Medical History

late 1940s: Harry Truman proposed (unsuccessfully) what is now called a single -payer plan. Congressmen Richard Nixon and Jacob Javits supported (unsuccessfully) a government