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The Gini Index: Another American Claim to Fame


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Yesterday it was where we stand as a nation with regard to the effectiveness of our health care system, as measured by life expectancy.We got to stand up and cheer, “We’re Number 49!!!” Yay, us. Today it’s where we stand as a nation with regard to the relative distribution of family […]

The Best Health Care in the World


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Guess what country offers its residents the best health care in the world. If you guessed the United States, you’ve been snookered by a bunch of lying, exceptionalist politicians and their boot-licking sycophants. You’ve been listening to too much talk radio, or too much bull hockey from the part of the […]

Can’t Win for Losing


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson As the saying goes, Sometimes you can’t win for losing. That seems to be the theme of 2010 in the U.S., for all but the one percent of Americans whose income this year will be equal to that of the bottom 50 percent. Congressional Democrats can point to a couple of […]


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