Archive for September 13th, 2010

Sebelius Threatens

Last week Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took the health insurance to task for not only raising premiums but for intimating that the Affordable Care Act was one of the reasons for the rate increase. It has come to my attention that several health insurer carriers are sending letters to their enrollees falsely […]

Bringing Down The Unemployment Rate – How Hard Will It Be?

Here’s a really good, short paper from the San Francisco Fed about labor force participation rates. I know that probably is inducing glaze in your eyes, but stay with me. It helps put in perspective all of the conflicting claims that you hear about how many jobs we need to create to get to a given […]

Basel lll – Hype And Reality

If you’re a sentient being then by now you are most likely near serious contemplation of self-destruction at the mere mention of the words Basel lll. Therefore, I will keep this mercifully short. First, if you somehow missed the news, the Cliff Notes version is that new international capital standards for banks have been agreed […]