Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Night Links

1. CNBC’s “Mad Money” show will originate from western North Dakota’s oilfields on Wednesday, part of the program’s “Invest in America” series.

2. New York has exported more than 1,200 doctors to Texas since 2003, following medical malpractice reforms in Texas.  Since 2003, medical liability rates in New York have increased more than 60 percent while in Texas, they’ve dropped by 54 percent.

3. Not content ordering from the menu? Here's your guide to secret menu items at fast food and chain restaurants.  (HT: Tim D.)

4. Maine couple on trial for redeeming deposits for bottles from New Hampshire. Think Seinfeld. (HT: Tim D.)

5. Four DC Metro transit workers made more than $100,000 last year, including a police officer who made $123,000.  No big deal, right? Well, that was just for overtime.

3 Comments:

At 8/21/2011 12:40 PM, Blogger Evergreen Libertarian said...

Okay I'll take #2 "2. New York has exported more than 1,200 doctors to Texas since 2003, following medical malpractice reforms in Texas. Since 2003, medical liability rates in New York have increased more than 60 percent while in Texas, they’ve dropped by 54 percent"

Well that is nice. Have we seen the number of medical errors drop? How about the number of deaths from iatrogenic disease? How are the injured patients doing? What percentage of them collect?

 
At 8/21/2011 4:53 PM, Blogger NormanB said...

Here in the SF Bay Area we have BART our commuter train system. Janitors make $96,000 per year, wages and benefits (I don't know if it includes funding for their retirement).

 
At 8/21/2011 9:47 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

1. CNBC’s “Mad Money” show will originate from western North Dakota’s oilfields on Wednesday, part of the program’s “Invest in America” series.

Cramer has a knack about getting in a bubble near a top and being arrogant enough to think that he can get out before it pops. How many hundreds of millions did he lose in the internet bubble? And how many people took a bath by buying into his recommendations over the years? If there is doubt about the shale gas miracle the fact that Cramer is a big believer should make the alarm bells go off.

 

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