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07/11 2004

The next Dynasty?

I can’t get the article “The Chinese Century” out of my mind. To my way of thinking, it’s got some awesome implications for all Americans—not 20 years from now, but today—and for the future of the conquest of cancer. No, seriously!

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07/10 2004

Take two of these and call me in the morning

The pharmaceutical industry has been taking a shellacking lately. Industry leaders complain like Rodney Dangerfields: They don’t get no respect, no respect at all.

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07/5 2004

Micro-Multinational

Wired 12.07: VIEW

Jeez, seems like the 6th of July is economics day. See this article and thn see the article that preceded it, The Chinese Century.

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04/22 2004

Doctors switching to cash-only payments?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/04/05/cash.doctors.ap/index.html

Dr. Vern Cherewatenko is one of a small but growing number of physicians across the country who are dumping complicated insurance contracts in favor of simple cash payments.

So what happened to the Cashless future we were promised in the late 90′s? In the future everyone will have a credit card. Or better yet a BlueTooth phone linked to their bank. One swipe of the phone and your purchase is made. In this situation the cause is the red-tape and hassle that Docs go through to get paid. But it has intresting side-effects for the society as well.

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