Fantastic article exposing one of the major reasons medical bills are so high [Hint: Government regulation forcing insurance companies and doctors to price services based on arbitrary Medicare prices].
[PDF Archive of Time magazine article, since original is behind paywall]
"AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions."
A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes, which have sophisticated high-tech security features, including a 3-D security strip and a color-shifting image of a bell designed to foil counterfeiters. But the production process is so complex, it has instead foiled the government printers tasked with producing billions of the new notes. An official said that 1.1 billion of the new bills have been printed, but they are unusable because of a creasing problem in which paper folds over during production.
Discovery Bay government will no longer accept cash in payment of all services including water bills and park reservations. Its for the concern of public employees who are at threat from thieves. Of course there never has been an incident of such a threat. Of course it is also mentioned that some people have been using cash to remain anonymous when requesting public records. The local government wants to know who is requesting public documents. This is most likely the real reason. It received four public information requests anonymously last fall.
Did you know that the United States government provides medicinal pot to only four citizens? Marijuana legalization measures have been appearing frequently in petitions and on ballots across the country and the world, but opinions vary. Currently 16 states and Washington D.C. have made medical marijuana available to certain patients. Learn about the medical marijuana market and where it might be heading.