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Commencement speech season....
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Heard on this week's This American Life (http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/460/retraction)

Val Emmich - Convince Me """Why should I comply to the silly limits of real life?
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Tying medical insurance to your employer continues to seem like a terrible idea for both parties.
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Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.
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http://www.statepress.com/2012/03/12/senate-judiciary-committee-endorses-controversial-contraceptive-bill/
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#1 - Common sense? Judicial system?
#2 - Correct, regular expenses should not be covered by insurance. Insurance is a mechanism to reduce individual variance by risk pooling.
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Heard on NPR Planet Money.
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Dear Customer who stuck up for his little brother, you thought I didn’t really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you. Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between...
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"The richness is in me, in my heart and in my head, not in my pockets"

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-columbia-janitor-graduates-20120514,0,4859982.story
NEW YORK— For years, Gac Filipaj mopped floors, cleaned toilets and took out the trash at Columbia University .
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priceless!
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No matter how much oil the U.S. produces domestically, we'll still be vulnerable to huge swings in the price of gasoline. That's because there's a single, global price for oil.
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He's the hero Montgomery County deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So they'll hunt him...because he can take it.
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Stockton, California, which is heading toward the first steps of Chapter 9 bankruptcy, is described as a crime-racked wretch designated by Forbes magazine as the most miserable city in America.
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Two articles on that challenge the the ideas of being American and the reality of it.

"Not the way we expect to live as Americans" - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/even-critics-of-safety-net-increasingly-depend-on-it.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

"This is America?" - http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor
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thanks for sharing. reminds me of "the grapes of wrath".
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