Monthly Archives: November 2008

Health care thinking points

It is cheaper to build a car in Canada than the U.S. (Washington Post): By Kirstin Downey Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, March 6, 2004; Page E01 For each mid-size car DaimlerChrysler AG builds at one of its U.S. plants, … Continue reading

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Compensation in the startup world.

My comment to Rick Segal’s post. Peter Thiel at TechCrunch50 (timemark 18:30): He said the #1 predictor of whether or not an investment was a success or failure was the CEO salary. He drew the line at $150K. More than … Continue reading

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28th amendment – Separation of Corporation and State

Amendment 28 – Separation of Corporation and State And the Chelseagreen posting My suggested amendment: Rights enumerated or reserved under this Constitution shall be accorded only to individuals. No State or the United States, shall make or enforce any law … Continue reading

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How can government “subsidize” green technology

The laissez-faire infatuatants like to talk about how government should just “stay out of the way”. Well here is some ways that government can help everyone else “stay out of the way” so solar, wind, etc. energy production has a … Continue reading

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Don’t trust intuition!

Practical Guide to Controlled Experiments on the Web: Listen to Your Customers not to the HiPPO Experiment! Run A/A tests — make sure the variation you are seeing isn’t just natural variation Beware Coupon Codes — too prominent and people … Continue reading

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obama should go full steam ahead

Obama should ignore these Republican water-carriers (Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan): Because of a record federal deficit and the deteriorating economy, Democrats will have to limit or postpone any big new spending programs, including measures to expand health care, upgrade … Continue reading

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irony as a sauce

Earlier I wrote that the various banks should just be run through the “normal” bankruptcy under the 2005 pro-big-business bankruptcy law. Well it turns out that the sauce for the goose, DOES work for the gander! Looks like the 2005 … Continue reading

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