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By Tom Cushing

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About this blog: The Raucous Caucus shares the southpaw perspectives of this Boomer on the state of the nation, the world, and, sometimes, other stuff. I enjoy crafting it to keep current, and occasionally to rant on some issue I care about deeply...  (More)

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Taking Leave of GRAS
Nov 8, 2013 2:48 pm
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The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun?

The Food and Drug Administration is the... More
Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in … maybe never?
Apr 28, 2014 10:20 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 18,743

Boomers tend to view the sustained prosperity of the mid-20th century as the way things are supposed to be. Back then, incomes rose across the board, growth was... More
Since When are Competition and Lower Medical Costs a Bad Thing?
Feb 7, 2014 10:07 am
Comments: 35 | Views: 15,609

I am writing in response to brother blogger Tim's recent description of developments in the East Bay health care market. I'll admit to some uncertainty about the... More
On Iran: Miles to Go Before We Sleep
Nov 26, 2013 6:27 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 15,373


The essential nature of a good deal is one in which both parties to it get more of what they really want, in exchange for something they want less. When I buy... More
2012: The Year in Verse
Jan 3, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 14,699

-- with apologies all around.

'Tis more or less New Year's, and all 'round the 'Ville,
You will now be subjected to bad dogger-el.
The year just completed... More
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