This started out as a Forbes article draft. It got too long. I decided that, in the end, what I really ought to do, is write the whole darned thing, then shrink the retirement-related bits down for Forbes. Once upon a time, in my neck of the woods, at least, if you wanted to enroll … Continue reading What is a “public option”? Wrestling with the question.
Back long enough ago that it almost seems to be ancient history (but was actually just 2016), a group of reformist organizations attempted, via a petition drive, to put on the ballot an amendment to the Illinois constitution to take the drawing of legislative district borders out of the hands of politicians, who have had … Continue reading Will “Fair Maps” Produce “Fair Representation”? There’s Another Way
Yes, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker gave his "state of the state" speech today, and, a year into his term, it's no surprise that he's celebrating -- and it's no surprise that I'm skeptical. What does he say? Let's take a look. Today the Illinois economy supports 6.2 million jobs. This is the most jobs on … Continue reading The State of the State is Not So Great (An Illinois Rant)
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