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Tim Patrick is a software architect and developer with more than 30 years of experience in designing and building custom software solutions. He is the author of multiple books on Microsoft technologies, and was selected as a Microsoft MVP for his support to the programming community. Tim earned his degree in computer science from Seattle Pacific University.
Corporate Welfare

America’s Love Affair with Corporate Welfare

Corporate welfare is one government activity that is hated by both Conservatives and Liberals. But they might secretly be in love with the system.
Healthcare Costs

Why Healthcare Costs So Much – Part 3

Part 3: One reader insists that excessive CEO salaries play a major role in healthcare costs. Let's see if that's true.
Healthcare Costs

Why Healthcare Costs So Much – Part 2

Part 2: The term "healthcare" covers a wide range of medical and non-medical public policy issues. And that's part of the problem.
Healthcare Costs

Why Healthcare Costs So Much

Part 1: Why does healthcare cost so much in the United States? Over the next several articles, we'll look into the various causes and trends in medical pricing.
It's Not All Bad News

Today’s Breaking News: It’s Not All Bad News

Here in the twenty-first century, "news" means "bad news." But a fair reading of events sometimes turns bad news into ordinary news.

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