The Big Think

January 24, 2014

Poll

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 1:52 pm

Via Insty:

ObamaCare Support Hits Record Low. “The new poll finds 59 percent of voters oppose the health care law, up from 55 percent who opposed it six months ago (June 2013). The increase in opposition comes from both independents and Democrats. Nearly a third of Democrats — 30 percent — oppose the law, up from 22 percent in June. Opposition among independents went from 53 percent to 64 percent today.”

The legislation was as error-filled and acrimoniously passed with way too many quasi-legal, post-facto kludge attempts to repair it. Is it any wonder that it’s a stinker?

Even folks on the left are starting to realize it needs to be meet the same fate as Prohibition. There’s no shame in admitting error and trying again. There’s much shame in continuing down a fool’s path and trying to perpetuate something that is so obviously a train wreck.

Related: Where Have All the Uninsured Gone?

“Somewhere between 65 percent to 90 percent of the 2.2 million folks who bought insurance on the exchanges through late December seem to be people who already had insurance….. There may be something seriously wrong with our understanding of who the uninsured are, and what they are willing and able to buy in the way of insurance. I don’t know exactly what the fault may be in our understanding. But if the numbers stay this low, I’d say we need to reassess the state of our knowledge about the uninsured — and the vast program we created to cover them.

Probably should have had that discussion before the vast programs were created.

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Filed under: Business,Computing — jasony @ 1:28 pm

Mac, Then and Now.png

When I was in college I got a job as a photographer to save up the $2500 to buy the computer on the left. A few years ago I plunked down a little less than that to buy the one on the right. How very far we’ve come.

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