If you have some time this weekend, sit down and read the fantastic cover story in this week’s Time magazine, “Bitter Pill.” In it, Steven Brill lays out over 36 print pages (11, when laid out for the web) a core question that no one really ever asks in the course of the debate over health care in this country: why are our bills so high? More importantly, why are our bills so high when only un- or underinsured middle-class people seem to pay the sticker price for their medical care? [More]
After a year marked by mass public outcries in most parts of the world, and tilting at the windmills of everything from totalitarian governments to unchecked financial institutions, Time magazine has handed its annual Person of the Year cover to “The Protestor.”
Once again, the folks at Time Magazine are putting together their annual “Person of the Year” issue, in which the editors name the one individual or group that most embodies the previous 12 months. It probably comes as little surprise then that, according to the current number’s of Time’s online poll, the “99%” — the name given both to the movement behind the seemingly countless Occupy protests and to the general mass of people who feel that big banks have been given a pass while the rest of the country sputters — is in the lead.
Time Magazine has just posted its list of the 25 Best Financial Blogs and listed among such luminaries as Paul Krugman of the New York Times, NPR’s Planet Money, Freakonomics and The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle is a little site you may have heard of. You might even be reading it right now.