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Make Your Grandma Proud

[vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] In 2007, the eloquent Miss Teen South Carolina brought to our attention the tragedy that “some people out there in our nation don’t have maps.” Miss Caitlin Upton’s rambling mess of an answer, however, is less cause for concern than the question she was asked: “Recent polls have […]

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The Tower of David

In Caracas, Venezuela an abandoned skyscraper has become a prime example of the power of spontaneous order. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1p9jlQUW0k Intended as a temple of white-collar affluence (the roof has a helipad for executives), the Centro Financiero Confinanzas was abandoned in 1994 when the government took it over after a banking crisis. Several years later as Hugo […]

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Dear Health Care: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify.

Jeffrey Singer’s recent article published in the Washington Post presents the case of a man needing hernia surgery. The estimated cost was $23,000, and his insurance would cover $2,500, and he would be responsible for paying the rest. By deciding not to use his insurance, he saved roughly $17,000 by paying for his procedure up front. The […]

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New Series: Thoughts from the Bullpen

At Strata we have an area of the office called ‘The Bullpen’.   This is where the undergraduate researchers work.  As you can see in the photos, this area is open and encourages discussions that are held with everyone in the office. Jokes are told, ideas explored, and a truly enjoyable time is had by all. […]

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