The Health Care Debate: A Look at the Past

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe via email. Thanks for reading!The health care debate has brought about understandably a great deal of debate.  Charges and counter-charges have been made.  Fear-mongering has been rampant.
Did any of this take place during the efforts to bring about Medicare in [...]

Financial Crisis in Illinois: Any Precedents?

Finances in Illinois: a look at the past
The current financial crisis in Illinois is multifaceted and obviously connected to national and international trends.  Nonetheless, the state has faced at least one occasion where it had promised more than it could deliver financially.
The year was 1837.  The nation was involved in a mania of internal improvements [...]