The Affordable Care Act: A Reassessment

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) websites most recent reporting, the total outstanding net total national health expenditures, for the country, was projected to be in excess of 2.7 trillion dollars in the fiscal year(FY 14’) ending 2013. The boom in healthcare cost since the eighties has gone from manageable to…

Iranian Negotiations in Geneva Update: 11/9/2013

Geneva talks update 11/9/13: It has been reported that Iran’s proposal may be accepted by the international community. In part the proposal forces Iran to discontinue certain parts of its nuclear program, and allow outside international observers to monitor the partial dismantlement. In return the west will relax some of the crippling sanctions against Iran…

Doha Development Agenda: The Time is Now

Webster’s defines the Doha Development Agenda as a “round of trade talks aimed at helping developing countries whose exportable goods are heavily concentrated among agricultural products develop their international trade.” The Doha Development Agenda is a trade agreement that could revolutionize the way the world works as we know it. The Doha round or DDA…

Iranian Nuclear Negotiations in Geneva

Kevin M. Miller 11/6/13 Iranian Nuclear Negotiations Now that the permanent members of the Security Council (U.S., China, U.K., Russia, France) plus Germany (P5+1), have gotten Iran to the negotiating table in Geneva it seems that it is incumbent of the United States to state its case in detail to not only Iran, but also…

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Cap-Mat-Cap Model

Kevin Miller Cap-Mat-Cap model Israeli Palestinian Conflict In the Palestinian – Israeli disagreement I see only one solution: A free, and prosperous society for not only the Israeli, but also the Palestinian peoples. To me a two state, or no state solution is unacceptable, I believe in one state, the state of Yisrael. This is…

Update 11/5/13: Speech: Notes on Inflation 7/10/07

Update 11/5/13: Sheila Bair (former FDIC Chairwoman) recently posted (October 31st, 2013) an article on CNNMoney/Fortune magazines website on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac calling for abolishing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a repost of a speech I gave in 2007, written originally for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, before the collapse of the…

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Rebuttal

Sheila Bair (former FDIC Chairwoman) recently posted (October 31st, 2013) an article on CNNMoney/Fortune magazines website on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac basically berating and lambasting them. So I decided to repost an analysis I did before the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 to perhaps offer a reappraisal of what exactly the situation was…

Australian Ascendancy In The U.N. Security Council

Lately I have been thinking about the situation in Syria and the intransigence of the Russians in the Security Council. This led me to think about the U.S. and its stated goal of having India join the U.N. Security Council as its sixth permanent member. I must admit I’m wary of what India would propose…