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He Saw Trouble Coming. Now He Sees It Going.

9 November, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
In a period of prolonged BAD news, it is a very good news to read that our painful economic nightmare may be drawing to a close. The New York Times business columnist Gretchen Morgenson provided an important insight from top economist Ian Shepherdson who says the beginning of improving economic conditions are evolving. In 2005, Ian Shepherdson was the first to see a real estate bubble and predicted a meltdown followe Read more»

Politics, News And A Hopeful Sign From Alaska

14 October, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
A Dispatch from Anchorage: Termination Dusting finally arrived, albeit three or four weeks later, many locals believe. On the political front, an incumbent Republican Senator who was defeated in the party primary has decided to run as a write-in candidate and may make a strong run. This could Read more»

Accountable Care Organizations: Article for Review, Dose of Reality

28 September, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
The development of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is the subject of much discussion and some debate. There is a certain emerging sense of urgency among healthcare leaders regarding ACO creation -- no one knows for sure what the regulatory environment will be like, but they want to be an early adapter lest they lose out to a competitor. That is what I am hearing as I travel around the country visiting with cu Read more»