Tag: baseline

American Jobs Act would have been helpful

Over a year ago, President Obama and the White House proposed the American Jobs Act. This was a combination of programs that was aimed at putting over a million Americans back to work. Of course, that is not what Republicans had in mind and therefore the Act basically died in the Republican House. From Paul Krugman: Macroeconomic Advisers on the American Jobs Act, proposed a year ago: We estimate that the American Jobs Act (AJA), if enacted, would give a significant boost to GDP and employment over the near-term. -The various tax cuts aimed at raising workers’ after-tax income and encouraging hiring

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March madness

I love basketball.  I love when 5 guys play together to be better they could alone.  I love the fundamentals.  Crashing the boards.  Boxing out.  Hustling for loose balls.  Thinking.  Not saving the ball under your opponents basket.  Never let you opponent take you on the baseline.  I love that kind of basketball.  The NBA serves up very little of this kind of basketball until the playoffs.  The NCAA on the other hand, does from time to time serve up some great fundamental basketball. Davidson was a truly great story this year.  If Curry could have made one more 3 pointer

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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