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WC’s Smörgåsbord Edition


If you didn’t grow up in a household influenced by a Swedish grandmother, or haven’t been to Sweden, you may not know what a smörgåsbord is. Certainly none of the American efforts to establish smörgåsbord restaurants here appear to have survived contact with Americans. A smörgåsbord is “a celebratory meal and guests can help themselves…

WC Answers Your Questions


WC’s virtual mailbox is overflowing; there have been complaints from the email host. So WC will undertake to answer a few questions and delete lots and lots of emails. Questions are in italics; WC’s responses in plain text. Hey snowflake, how come you’re afraid of a real man as president? WC lived in Alaska for…

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…