the important and the not-so-important, horribly conflated.

Sunday Reading

In POI on February 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

The Economist‘s “Democracy in America” blog talks health insurance premiums:

The reason Democrats decided to pursue health-care reforms based on a regulated private industry was that America’s health-insurance companies have shown they will do their utmost to defeat any proposal for basic single-payer insurance. To do so, they are willing to spend huge amounts of money—money skimmed from the premiums of their customers, money that ought by rights to be paying for someone’s health care or lowering someone’s premiums.

2. Esquire publishes a touching profile of Roger Ebert (with a stupid title—like the whole “two thumbs up” gimmick was distraction from Ebert’s particularly observant reviews).

3. The short fiction of the late John Hughes, geek/genius.

4. The New York Review of Books asks what’s lost as fiction becomes globalized. (Answer: a lot)


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