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by Xan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 440
Views: 31383

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

^ how would that situation play out in England/Canada/France Also, thats why im in the PP. Never know when you might need to drain it all. Healthcare must always be rationed. Otherwise each person would demand infinite resources. Would you rather the rationing be done by a panel which includes doct...
by Xan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2053
Views: 279365

Re: The GOLD scream room

buddtholomew wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:18 pm
I wouldn’t even bother with Gold unless we see inflation. Not going to see much inflation with tariffs, a strong USD and rising rates.
With everyone thinking that, doesn't that make it a good time to buy?
by Xan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: What's going on with silver?

Just the fact that something is more rare than gold doesn't make it more valuable.
by Xan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 440
Views: 31383

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Yeah. Once you reach a certain level of fame, for whatever reason, you can write a book or hit the "speakers circuit" and just rake it in for doing nothing other than bloviating. Except that nobody really cares about the book or the speech. It's simply a pretext for the quid pro quo that flows to t...
by Xan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 440
Views: 31383

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Yeah. Once you reach a certain level of fame, for whatever reason, you can write a book or hit the "speakers circuit" and just rake it in for doing nothing other than bloviating.
by Xan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to handle 529
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: How to handle 529

That makes sense.

The "keeping it simple" option actually does allow this to be part of the PP: it could be considered part of the overall cash allocation.
by Xan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to handle 529
Replies: 6
Views: 176

How to handle 529

Hi folks, We're considering the possibility of sending kids to a private school. Because 529s can now be used for private school tuition, this brings up some interesting questions. We're planning to put money away a few years ahead of needing it, both as a trial run to see whether we can afford it, ...
by Xan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 440
Views: 31383

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

That doesn't seem to be what you were saying earlier when you were stating that "by opting out of insurance you save 90% off the sticker price" of the "giant cartel" that the healthcare industry was accused of being by the previous commenter. Well if the "exorbitant sticker price" of healthcare is ...
by Xan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 440
Views: 31383

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

One, you will basically never get 90% off the price an insurer (BCBS, Medicare, etc) would pay...the 90% he got off was likely off the ridiculous "chargemaster" price which is a pie in the sky price that only the uninsured get soaked with. This was the ridiculous "chargemaster" price that NOBODY pa...
by Xan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 440
Views: 31383

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

One, you will basically never get 90% off the price an insurer (BCBS, Medicare, etc) would pay...the 90% he got off was likely off the ridiculous "chargemaster" price which is a pie in the sky price that only the uninsured get soaked with. This was the ridiculous "chargemaster" price that NOBODY pa...
by Xan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 440
Views: 31383

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Perhaps we should be asking why we allow the health care industry to operate like a giant cartel instead of debating the best way to pay their exorbitant prices. Besides, I thought this thread was about Trump? As my earlier anecdote noted, by opting out of the insurance system, you can save 90% off...
by Xan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 39
Views: 610

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

dualstow wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:20 am
dictatress O0
(from the Adams quote above)
I'd have thought the feminine of "dictator" would have been "dictatrix". No, seriously.