Thoughts From the Frontline, October 2016

Earnings ex-Losers Look Great

October 30, 2016

“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”

– J. Paul Getty

“Any jerk can have short-term earnings.”

– Jack Welch

How to Rebuild Healthcare Right

October 23, 2016

“I reject the insurance model. I think we should have a free-market approach to healthcare.”
– Gary Johnson

“The goal of real healthcare reform must be universal coverage in a cost-effective way.”
– Bernie Sanders

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves….”
Julius Caesar (I.ii.140–141)

“The numbers [referring to the growth in the aging population and its relationship to Alzheimer’s] point to a disaster that will be the real zombie apocalypse. Western societies simply...

Taking a Wrench to Healthcare

October 17, 2016

“The US has the most dysfunctional healthcare system in the world.”

– Elizabeth Holmes

“Healthcare is the cornerstone of the socialist state.”

– Monica Crowley

“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden, 25 million more people have health care and then the people that are out there busting it – sometimes 60 hours a week – wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half.”

– Former President Bill Clinton last week in Flint, Michigan

Cassius: “The fault, dear...

Federal Repression System

October 9, 2016

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”

– Winston Churchill

And from “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough”:

Scottish version:

But Mousie, thou art no thy-lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o' Mice an' Men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

English translation:

But little Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of Mice and...

Start Moving Some Dirt

October 2, 2016

“Economic stimulants produce Bridges to Nowhere. Strategic investment in infrastructure produces a foundation for long-term growth.”
– Roger McNamee

“Our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation’s infrastructure.”
– Cory Booker

“There are two Americas – separate, unequal, and no longer even acknowledging each other except on the barest cultural terms.”
– David Simon