Internet as a Weapon at Home and Abroad

ACORN Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsHouston   Silicon Valley and its fans argue that tech is a tool enabled by the wonderful world of the internet.  They aren’t totally wrong, though like all tools, tech and the internet, have to be used correctly of course.  We all know that, right?  We also are …

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Arkansas Playing Gotcha with the Poor to Cut Them Off of Medicaid

Ideas and Issues Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans  In a sordid and shameful episode a few weeks ago Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson pridefully announced that the state had managed to bar 4300 people from health care support through Medicaid because of its new work requirement policies.  Seema Verma the head of the federal …

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Why is it so Hard for Policy Makers to Separate Access from Affordability?

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New Orleans    Life, work, and the world are full of mysteries, but after years of hitting my head against various walls, I’m finally connecting the dots in trying to understand the peculiar responses we sometimes get in trying to change public policies and private pricing strategies. Remittances are a prime example. Talking last week to …

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