Tout est pour le mieux dans le meilleur des mondes possibles. [All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.] Voltaire, Candide
History is the most humbling of subjects. Wilfred M. McClay, Woodrow Wilson International Center
People whose political opinions put them well to the left of the center of American opinion will naturally find themselves sympathetic to many of the policy proposals put forth by the Democrat Presidential candidates. People well to the right of center will naturally be hostile to those policies.
When I think about MMT – Modern Monetary Theory – I visualize an odious miscreation squatting in its squalid swamp for decades, waiting only for an opportunity to erupt from the scum and devour the world’s economies.
The coronary bypass operation stands as a monument to an almost total lack of understanding of causes, prevention, and effective management of [heart] disease. Charles T. McGee, MD
You will die with exactly the same heart muscle cells you came out of the womb with. Consulting cardiologist, speaking to Your Humble Blogger
Do-it-yourself cardiac bypass surgery: All you need is walking shoes. Harvard Medical School
Having a heart attack was like having an elephant jump on my chest and sit there for six hours, then wander off into the night as though nothing had happened. Having sextuple CABG surgery was like being in a really bad car crash.
Health care’s political economy exists only for the disease. To the system, the person with the disease remains in obscurity. Justin Mutter, Center for Biomedical Ethics, UVA
What Robert Redford did – how does he think this stuff up? – was to invite the CEOs of Peabody and the four utility companies, along with the two tribal chairmen (Peter McDonald from the Navajo and Abbott Sekaquaptewa from the Hopi) to come to Sundance for a “pow-wow.”