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The future of med school

Mar 25, 2010
A major concern with health care reform is that it could mean a flood of newly insured patients into doctors' offices, and therefore, a doctor...

A chat with Paddy

Mar 25, 2010
Thought you might like to read an interview with our very own Whiteboard editor Paddy Hirsch. He's featured at the Business Insider this week....

Morning Reading

Mar 25, 2010
Good morning. To start the day, let's talk about the merits of a cash economy, the drawbacks of too much corporate cash, and the vultures -- I...

Caveat emptor and vice versa

Mar 24, 2010
I pointed out a new Bloomberg poll today that contains mostly expected results. Americans have unfavorable views of Wall Street, Congress,...

Student loans and health care

Mar 24, 2010
If you're wondering why the health care legislation is finally getting through Congress, you might look no further than the part of the bill that...

Your stimulus in action

Mar 24, 2010
The government's generosity toward big business in this recession has known few boundaries. Take, for example, a little-known tax provision that...

Morning Reading

Mar 24, 2010
Good morning. Here's a sampling of what I've read so far, from Main Street to Wall Street, and with all the Buffalo wings you can afford......

Fannie and Freddie

Mar 23, 2010
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was on The Hill today talking about mortgages and housing. This is a good subject for debate -- should the...

Seeing calories everywhere

Mar 23, 2010
It's still hard to gauge exactly how the new health care laws will affect people on a daily basis, but there is one provision that will definitely...

So much for the "talent drain"

Mar 23, 2010
You've probably heard over and over how big banks have to throw tons of money at executives to keep them from going to the competition. Well, the...

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