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Why healthcare costs are so high in the USA.

I love the vlogbrothers, smart dudes. This is a great basic explanation as to why we don't manage healthcare as well as most other industrialized nations. I think we can learn a lot by watching how others do things. Saying USA rules! will blind us to the idea that sometimes, just sometimes, others may be doing things better than we do. So we should put aside our conservation bias and listen with an open mind as to how other nations do things. In some ways ours is better. But in other ways, we should take some advice from other nations. [...]

May 28th, 2015|

My short career in reality TV.

This is a reality TV series short pilot (sizzle reel) filmed in Melbourne FL around the 2010 time frame. I just resurrected the video and converted it / uploaded to YouTube for the first time. We had a great idea but unfortunately we got scooped, Nat Geo's Rocket City Rednecks looks suspiciously similar, I mean ridiculously similar, to our show and it came out right after we were done with our project. The short lived series Dream Machines we assume also stole our ideas because they pimp cars out and it was also filmed in Melbourne, FL. It's not like [...]

May 28th, 2015|

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Just finished reading the Everything Store about how Jeff Bezos created and ran Amazon. What an amazing story. He struggled all along the way, and used a lot of predatory practices like how Walmart uses. He worked his employees hard. He believed that he could innovate his way out of any problem. He loves technology and has a dream of people traveling and settling in space. He made plenty of mistakes along the way, made plenty of brilliant decisions as well, and was wicked smart. It's definitely worth the read. It tells like a story so this one will lend [...]

May 28th, 2015|
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