Medicare drug fraud is big business, milking millions of dollars from the system. If an independent news outlet can examine the data and identify suspicious prescribers, why can’t the government? Why doesn’t the government act? ‘Let the Crime Spree Begin’: How Fraud Flourishes in Medicare’s Drug Plan
I keep FactCheck.org in my RSS feed as a reality check when it comes to political spin. They recently posted a “year in review” of the whoppers from both sides of the aisle. As you enter 2014, it might be worth a few minutes to look over the past year and remind yourself to take […]
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/welcome-cuba When Michael Totten reports, he doesn’t just describe the scene like narrating a photo. He makes you understand the culture and history driving current events. His recent undercover excursion to Cuba is a fine example, and definitely worth a read.
If you don’t understand the religious allegiances in the Middle East you can’t hope to understand the forces driving regional politics. In this long New Yorker article, we get a look at Iran’s aspirations. Using underground fighters, Iran– a Shiite state–kept Shiites in charge of Syria, who in turn fought over Lebanon. The early months […]
The PDF below, provided by the FDIC, shows the 20+ year trend of consolidation in the banking industry. Whereas in 1990 there were more than 12,000 commercial banks and 2800 savings institutions, now the number is less than 6,000 commercial banks and less than 1,000 savings institutions. In other words, competition in the banking industry […]
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