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Features by David Lazarus

Nanny state or helpful hand?

Figuring out where personal responsibility ends and government intervention begins when it comes to eating habits.
Posted In: Health, junk food ban

Health care expert changes mind on vouchers program

A former supporter and architect of the Medicare vouchers program explains why he's now opposed to the program, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, vouchers

Background checks and fishing expeditions

Tess is joined by Paddy Hirsch and David Lazarus to answer listeners questions.
Posted In: class action lawsuits, letters, background check, david lazarus, paddy hirsch

Rebuttal: Obesity is not a choice

LA Times columnist David Lazarus argues that government should intervene to curb obesity, because citizens cannot protect themselves from the deluge of advertising from the food and beverage industry.
Posted In: Commentary, consumer freedom, obesity, david lazarus

Letters: Refinancing an underwater condo

Host Tess Vigeland is joined by Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch and the L.A. Times' David Lazarus to discuss reader concerns and talk to listeners.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, letters, david lazarus, paddy hirsch

What to do with your kids this summer

With Memorial Day coming up on Monday, we've reached the unofficial start of summer -- which means a lot of kids are going to have a lot of free time on their hands. So what's the best use of that time?
Posted In: summer vacation, kids

Letters: Creating a paper trail

Our weekly dive into the mail bag, and L.A. Times personal finance columnist David Lazarus helps a caller with a question about record-keeping.
Posted In: Personal Finance, listener mail, peter morici, paddy hirsch, david lazarus, student loans, credit scores, Credit Cards, marriage

Is the all-you-can-eat model ever a good idea?

Unlimited data plans, unlimited airline miles, all-you-can eat buffets -- looking at the logic (or lack of) behind companies that launch all-you-can-eat plans.
Posted In: unlimited, all-you-can-eat, AT&T, American Airlines, consumers

Are wholesale clubs worth the membership price?

More than 120 million Americans are members at wholesale clubs like Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's -- and they're each potentially saving thousands of dollars a year at the register.
Posted In: consumer, Costco, sam's club, wholesale club, supermarket

Preparing for emergencies at the workplace

A new survey reveals that more than half of all businesses aren't concerned about or prepared for possible disasters. Here are some ways to prepare.
Posted In: workplace, workplace safety, natural disasters

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