Source: Annual Review of Public Health

A Look Into the Insys Chapter 11


Thou hast committed fornication . . . But that was in another country and, besides, the wench is dead. — Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta Insys Therapeutics is the company that gave America Subsys, a powerful, quick-acting Fentanyl product. Insys’s management team was convicted of RICO activities arising out of its abhorrent marketing practices and…

Source: Table 1.1.1, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA). Note: Seasonally adjusted at annual rates.

Trickle Down Didn’t. Anyone Surprised?


The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the Library of Congress. It’s a neutral legislative branch agency, working for Congress, individual members, committees and the body as a whole. The CRS prides itself on being authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. The CRS recently published a report finding that the promised benefits…

Source: NOAA Publication 2009

Okay, Do You “Believe” in Gravity?


The U.S. State Department includes something called the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. The Bureau’s primary mission is “to harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy.” Dr. Rod Schoonover is a Senior Analyst in that Bureau, whose work is primarily focused on the implications of environmental and ecological change on national security and foreign policy. Dr. Schoonover…

Downtown Featherville, Idaho

A Visit to Featherville, Idaho


Ethnic resentment and clan consciousness are social forces far more powerful than economic class. It reflects the permanent truth that all people, including poor people, follow their values, however perverted, rather than their interests, however plain. – Adam Gopnik, “The Takeback,” New Yorker, April 8, 2019. WC and Mrs. WC spent a few days recently exploring…