At the Los Alamitos Medical Center, you get a 90% discount for paying cash for a CT scan of the abdomen, $250 cash vs. $2,400 average insurance price, read more here in the LA Times.
According to the latest forecasts from the Department of Energy in its latest Annual Energy Outlook, the fossil fuel (coal, natural gas and oil) share of energy consumption will fall only slightly in the future, from 83 percent of total … read more
KARNES CITY, TEXAS – “Sitting in the bank manager’s office, the man turned to his wife. “Show it to him, Mama,” he said as they settled into wooden chairs across from Paul Brysch in the Karnes County National Bank. She … read more
WASHINGTON — “The Obama administration may be getting tougher with China on trade on behalf of U.S. producers seeking to reduce foreign competition, but its approach in dealing with Beijing on the thorny currency issue remains patient diplomacy, especially because … read more
1.AEI fellow Alex Pollock in his book “Boom and Bust” (emphasis mine): “It was thought that a serious fall in house prices would not, and probably could not, happen nationwide and drag down the entire national average. Many professional observers … read more