Drug Costs and Medical Charges Are Out of Control

Navigating the US healthcare system can often feel like an exercise in frustration, especially when it comes to understanding the barrage of statements, bills, and charges that seem to come out of nowhere. Despite opting for email communications, the paper trail doesn’t seem to end. It’s a good thing I’m generally healthy, just dealing with the usual wear and tear that comes with getting older. Continue reading Drug Costs and Medical Charges Are Out of Control

NYTimes: America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow

America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow It would indeed be ironic if the capitalist juggernaut that is America for the last 100-yeats came crashing down because it failed to heed the warning of  Elinor Ostrom, Nobel … Continue reading NYTimes: America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow

Smog Free Engine Ignored

While researching a music project for ctproduced.com, I stumbled across this article by Anita Poirier in the Los Angeles Free Press, December 28th, 1973. It’s a fascinating read given how we are depending on electric Vehicles to save the planet from an impending planetary melt-down. Both pages of the newspaper can be read here (PDF) – the pages also contain an interesting article on the EPA. Detroit and the federal government have turned their backs on the discovery of a low-cost, smog-free engine. This amazing machine, perfected by a Van Nuys engineering firm, actually operates on four wet cell, 6-volt … Continue reading Smog Free Engine Ignored