Monthly Archives: March 2011

Some perspectives on state budgets.

I like this speech Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered recently in New York. He is talking about state budgets and some of the issues that come up that make it so difficult for lawmakers to¬†match expenses to revenue. He … Continue reading

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Free doctors to apologize

In “Emerging Son,” I write about undergoing surgery that fails. The mistake wasn’t detected until after a two-week recovery period. I remember when it was discovered. The doctor’s face went ashen. He understood the magnitude of the failure much more … Continue reading

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