Monday, June 10, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

States’ Hospital Data for Sale Puts Privacy in Jeopardy

Yikes!  It looks like some hospitals in certain states are putting your medical records up for sale.  Check out this article by Bloomberg to see the full story.

What do you think about laws protecting medical privacy?  Are these laws being tested by those looking to make a profit off of personal information?  Also, do you think personal information like this should be sold in the name of science?  Who knows, perhaps the next big cure could come from information found in these records.

The War on Drugs

Hey guys, I was shown this video by a friend, and I thought it was pretty interesting.  I do not have strong (or any) opinions on the legalization of drugs, nor on the war on drugs, but I think the things this guy said about the economics of drugs were interesting.  I promise, I am not trying to push an agenda here, but I was just wondering what people think.  Please feel free to share any opinions, especially those which relate to the economy or financial world.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The 4 Worst Tax Breaks

how many tax breaks Over the past 40 years, the number of tax breaks - deductions, credits, exemptions and other tax benefits - has more than tripled. Tax policy experts say it's time to rethink many of them.

I know its not my week, but this ARTICLE is pretty interesting...

Blogging about Roy not blogging

So it's tenth week and we're all seniors so I know that we're all on the struggle bus. I'm just posting another blog so we can all fulfill our comment obligation before class. I will also be commenting on my own post. I don't know about you guys, but I have really enjoyed this senior seminar and am glad we had such a great group. If Ray wasn't always bringing us down I would say we were basically a dream team tackling the financial crisis. Although the class was super laid back, I have probably learned more about the class subject than most of the other classes I have taken, especially since it was so discussion based. So basically comment on this with whatever you want. How do you feel about graduating in less than two weeks? What was something you learned in this class that really stuck with you? Does anyone actually believe Georgakopoulos is Jared's real last name? Feel free to make more than one comment on this post to complete your comment requirement (I'm sure Professor McKinney won't mind) just put some thought into them.

P.S. Don't forget to bring food tomorrow. Bring some grass for Erica (she doesn't eat meat)

Blockupy Protest Surrounds European Central Bank in Frankfurt - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Blockupy Protest Surrounds European Central Bank in Frankfurt - SPIEGEL ONLINE