Monthly Archive: April 2016

Bridgeport City Council Gets Budget Adviser

It is nice to see that my hometown Bridgeport City Council is hiring an outside budget adviser, although it seems a bit surprising that this was not already in place. I would think that most...

Getting To Universal Coverage

One of the signature proposals in Bernie Sanders’ campaign is universal health care coverage, or “Medicare For All” as he likes to describe it. While the actual cost of bringing Medicare For All to fruition has...

Employment Up, Productivity Down – A Theory

A front page article in the NY Times today proposes three theories as to why productivity seems to be lagging even as employment is increasing.  I have no data to support this, only anecdotal...

No Water For Venezuelan Electricity

This article about the collapse of electricity production in Venezuela focuses on the corruption and economic mismanagement in that country.  But it is yet another example of climate change fostering food, water, and related...

Stanely Cup Update

Last night, the Nashville Predators scored two first period goals, survived a crossbar on an open net in the second period and a post in third, and hung on to defeat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in game 7...

Carly and Cruz – Perfect Together

I’m not quite sure CruzCarly! is going to be what it takes to stop the Trump train. In fact, I’m pretty sure it won’t. Though I am sure Carly will make the most of her next few weeks in...

Stanley Cup – Second Round Predictions

The second round of the NHL playoffs begin tonight as well as the deciding game 7 of the final first round matchup between the Ducks and the Predators.  You can see the (mediocre to poor)...

Trump and Clinton Near Nomination

The results are in from the “Northeast” primary and, as expected,  Trump and Clinton both had resounding wins across the region.  Trump swept all the five states (CT,DE,RI,MD,PA) and, at this point, seems to...