How do we end this?

Employers must be part of the re-open strategy
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (Washington DC — April 6, 2020) Two weeks ago, we discussed “Trump’s huge gamble”, namely, his decision to follow the action plan prescribed by the public health experts rather than attempt to mitigate the effects of coronavirus with less drastic means.
To date, that strategy seems to be effective in reducing the spread of the disease to more or less manageable dimensions. The prevalence of cases seems increasingly limited to densely populated urban areas, most notably, New York City.

Some possible effects of “Shelter-at-Home”

Is there any silver lining to this pandemic?

By Dr. Larry Fedewa

Washington DC, March 29, 2020 – As we ponder our suddenly isolated lives, we begin searching for some benefits which may come from it all – besides, of course, the major value if we escape catching a very unpleasant disease.
Some things are happening which can easily become a trend. The most obvious is the notable increase in online shopping. This was already a trend, but it may be significantly accelerated by this crisis, as a whole new population tries shopping online for the first time.

Trump’s Huge Gamble!

Was shutting down the economy the right choice?
By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D. (Washington D.C. March 21, 2020) President Donald John Trump, 45th president of the United States of America, has just made the biggest gamble of his career.
On the unanimous recommendation of the public health professionals, he decided to close down the US economy in a manner more severe than any other measure ever taken by a U.S. president, with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln’s declaration of martial law on September 15, 1863.

Sanders’ Socialism

Everybody gets a free ride!
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (March 16 ,2020)
Recent polls show that a large plurality of Americans prefer socialism over capitalism. On its surface, such a preference is shocking. Digging beneath the surface, however, we find a somewhat less alarming reality. So, let’s dig a little. The first question is, what do most of those Americans think “socialism” means? To many of our fellow Americans, “socialism” has been defined by Bernie Sanders, the socialist Senator from Vermont.
He describes socialism in terms of an expansion of “human rights” into services, notably health care, higher education, and income parity, if not equality. He advocates free delivery of these services to every American. He also believes that the USA should have open borders, inviting anyone who wishes to become an American citizen to come at will.

Democratic Capitalism: The American Way

“Right to Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness”
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (March 10,2020)
Before Capitalism
Through most of human history, there have been two ways by which humans have organized themselves: tribal and totalitarian. Tribes were based on families which came together to form clans, which combined to create tribes. In the end, what united the various clans into a tribe was the culture they all shared – language, values, customs and religion.
The primary driving factor in this move toward greater numbers was the greater power -and defense – afforded by greater numbers and the greater accumulation of wealth made possible by a greater variety of skills and a heightened group ability to take on ever larger projects, such as cities, roads, dwellings, and monuments. These factors eventually resulted in cities and nations. And empires. It was called “civilization.” Nevertheless, the original loyalties to families and tribes have remained forceful elements in all societies.

The Dems and climate change: a ship of fools!

They want to fix false problems with solutions that don’t work!
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (March 2, 2020)
One of the pillars of the internationalist world view that is solemnly proclaimed by the establishment is the dogma of climate change – what it is and how to fix it.
This view is accepted aa a fixture by such institutions as the United Nations and many national governments, including until recently, the United States government. We can thank President Trump for rejecting this nonsense. He withdrew the USA from the Paris Accord (which was negotiated by the Obama Administration, but never submitted to the Senate and therefore not ratified by the USA).

Top ten US Government steps toward healthcare reform

Practical actions toward reforms
By Aaron Fausz, Ph.D., and
W. Terry Howell, Ed.D.
(February 24,2020)
1. Price Transparency.
Continue to demand transparency of prices and quality of care in all aspects of healthcare, i.e. hospitals, clinics, etc. This will expose the huge, unnecessary variation in prices for the same procedures, and will enable customers to shop for low cost, high-quality health care like we do for everything else!
2. Allow Health Insurance to be Sold Across State Lines. Eliminate restrictions on insurance portability across state lines. Consumers should be able to go online and choose policies offered by large numbers of insurance companies with a wide variety of plans. This will allow consumers to purchase exactly what they need with nothing extra (just like they can do for their homeowners, auto, life and other types of insurance not provided by employers).

Dr. Howell’s best books on USA’s health care reform

The private sector surges forward while Government stalls
By Terry Howell, Ed.D. (February 18, 2020)
Did you realize healthcare costs went up 250% over the last 20 years while everything else went up only 50% on average? Do you know why? What can be done?
Plenty! For anyone who is interested, and all of us should be, here are some excellent resources detailing what is going on in healthcare and why it needs to be disrupted (i.e. reformed) in a big way. Keep Reading

Three issues the Dems own: Wealth Gap, Health Care and Climate Change

There are free market solutions waiting for GOP support
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (February 11, 2020)
On most of the issues highlighting the 2020 campaign, the Republicans have a great story, especially the economy, law enforcement, foreign policy (including trade), national security, energy, and job creation. The Democrats have concentrated on three critical issues, however, which are nearly ignored by most Republicans: the wealth gap, health care, and climate change.
This silence is a tragic mistake because current polls show that these three issues are of critical importance to significant numbers of the American electorate. If Republican candidates continue to ignore these two issues, they will suffer in the only polls that really count – the votes in November.

State of the Union: a Shakespearean drama

The President answers his white-shirted enemies
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (February 5, 2020)
The 2020 State of the Union address had all the elements of a Shakespearean drama. The setting was filled with tension and made for television. The primary picture showed the hero flanked on his right by his loyal acolyte, Vice President Mike Pence, and on the left by his archenemy, the little old lady of the Left, Nancy Pelosi, as he eloquently, at times even poetically, told America what he had accomplished with the responsibility the voters had given him while his enemies had been trying to destroy his presidency.
And it was quite a list! He has enhanced every facet of America’s welfare – from repatriating American manufacturing for both economic and national security reasons, to job creation, trade treaties, rebuilding the military, upgrading veterans’ health care, protecting our borders, to encouraging respect for the law enforcement community, protection of the right to bear arms, to the right to life of the unborn, the rights of parents to choose the education of their own children, to the fight against opioid addiction, human trafficking, and many more issues.