Pseudo Random News and Comment

Mental-health parity can cut costs Any group that comes up with a statistic that each year 1 in 4 adults suffers from a mental disorder is only showing that they are protecting their own interests. Throwing money at people never cuts costs, but it certainly promotes cashectomies for poorly defined “disorders.”

Study shows how dark chocolate may be good for our health—particularly if you are male I really didn’t need another excuse, but it’s the holidays and the stuff is everywhere.

Average voter is unable to accurately assess politicians, new research shows Looking at election results yields a similar conclusion.

Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind Daydream walks are one of my favorites.

FDA warns doctors of counterfeit Botox You mean people might not be able to trade that wrinkle for an eerily corpse-like smile?

1000x Systemic Leverage: $600 Trillion In Gross Derivatives “Backed” By $600 Billion In Collateral How else are you going to get a ginormous bonus (and then a bailout)?

ENTER THE FINANCIAL BLOGOSPHERE And the winners are…. Not me. Geez, I guess you have to write about finance more than a few times a year.

New Form of Quantum Computation Promises Showdown With Ordinary Computers This really seems more interesting than finance, though it may eventually facilitate a systemic blowup at unprecedented speed.

Ron Paul: Government Security Is Just Another Kind Of Violence  But I thought someone else telling you it’s ok to kill someone made it OK. Hmmm.

Calling a Plan a Map / ON design partners Distributed living.


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