Bedlam 50 | 2020

Bedlam 50 | 2020

READ 50 BOOKS IN 2020 (audio books not included because they require no reading, and also, I don’t utilize the form)

Completed Reads: 61/50 [31Dec2020]

  1. Factfulnessby Hans Rosling
  2. Elasticby Leonard Mlodinow
  3. Paradise Under Glassby Ruth Kassinger
  4. The God of Small Thingsby Arundhati Roy
  5. The Privileged Poorby Anthony Abraham Jack
  6. The Association of Small Bombsby Karan Mahajan
  7. North American Tree Squirrelsby Michael A. Steele, John L. Koprowski
  8. Rest In Powerby Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
  9. Children of the Landby Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
  10. In the Land of Men by Adrienne Miller
  11. Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA by Gareth Williams
  12. The Uses of Pessimism: And the Danger of False Hope by Roger Scruton
  13. The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone by Philip Fernbach and Steven Sloman
  14. Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych by N. K. Jemisin
  15. Popular by Mitch Prinstein
  16. Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence by James Lovelock
  17. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  18. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
  19. The Influential Mind by Tali Sharot
  20. Nudgeby Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
  21. The Fifth Seasonby N.K. Jemisin
  22. Minority Leader by Stacey Abrams
  23. Freedom Is a Constant Struggleby Angela Y. Davis
  24. #Republic by Cass R. Sunstein
  25. Americanahby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  26. What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
  27. Slavery By Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
  28. Humble Pi by Matt Parker
  29. The City We Becameby N.K. Jemisin
  30. Our Time Is Now by Stacey Abrams
  31. Astro Poets by Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
  32. Pelosi by Molly Ball
  33. There There by Tommy Orange
  34. The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
  35. Dress Your Best Lifeby Dawnn Karen
  36. Well, That Escalated Quicklyby Franchesca Ramsey
  37. How To Argue With A Racistby Adam Rutherford
  38. Hunger by Roxane Gay
  39. Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
  40. The Power of Ashtanga Yoga by Kino MacGregor
  41. Samsung Rising by Geoffrey Cain
  42. Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler
  43. Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis
  44. The Mind Club by Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray
  45. Born On A Rotten Day by Hazel Dixon-Cooper
  46. Docile by K.M. Szpara
  47. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
  48. How To Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z by Ann Marlowe
  49. The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
  50. Postmodernism by Glenn Ward
  51. Chocolate Cities by Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria Robinson
  52. The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
  53. Habenby Haben Girma
  54. The Road to Character by David Brooks
  55. Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Designby Kat Holmes
  56. The Nine Lives of Pakistan by Declan Walsh
  57. Famous Trials in History by Elisabeth A. Cawthorn
  58. Nobody Ever Asked Me About The Girls by Lisa Robinson
  59. How to Make a Slave and Other Essays by Jerald Walker
  60. The U.S. Constitutionby Heather Moehn
  61. The Law of The Land by Akhil Reed Amar

…DONEZO… ✌💛🌱

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On Healthcare

On Healthcare

What the fuck do you need your ‘beloved’ health insurance for if you can afford to pay for all your medical services OUT OF POCKET?

Duh.

The thing that these idiots (the “central” liberals and anyone like them) who continue to bash the healthcare plan supported by Warren and Sanders fail to understand revolves around the specificity of their lack of understanding around the concept of COST. How much should medical services COST? The argument boils down to the simple fact that the Dems are divided on the issue of whether or not the government ought to set the COST for medical services.

That’s right, the liberal party in this country cannot even decide whether or not the government ought to control the cost of medical services and procedures. What kind of fucking “Developed Nation” is this? Healthcare, the everyday services that every single fucking person (in the world) needs, is essential for a healthy, equitable existence.

IF the government controls the COST, that means that medical services and procedures will be set by the government, and if the government is working and serving the public (as opposed to the corporate interest, power and control in Warren’s sight-lines), the COST of medical services and procedures ought to be cheap enough to afford if you are a living, working (whether for minimum wage or not, and this is a wholly other issue) person in the United States. Obviously, when the government isn’t working for the people, we all shrink small into ourselves and convince ourselves that we can make our own decisions, provide for ourselves better than our government or anyone else can, a la Andrew Yang and his “freedom dividend” (which is a great idea, just not yet). Yang doesn’t believe in an America run by a government that cares and feels responsible for its citizens. Yang is a pure capitalist, dangerous and selfish.

Bottom line, No one is going to “take away your health insurance.” The progressives (Warren and Sanders) desire to make medical services and procedures CHEAP (in cost not quality), cheap enough for you to be able to stop shoveling money into your insurance premiums (and deductibles and co-pays) and pay for your medical bills yourself (which you already are plus payments to insurance providers), AND have some extra money, the money not being paid to your insurance, if all goes to plan. Not to mention that your healthcare needs (medical services and procedures) will no longer depend on your employment/employer. This will also lift the burden off small business owners who have to provide insurance for their employees, when really, the government could just make healthcare so affordable that if you pay an employee a healthy, equitable wage, they (employees) ought to be able to pay for whatever medical services they need whenever they need them. Do you honestly love that job you’re doing solely for that healthcare coverage? Didn’t think so. Thus, if American healthcare coverage is so cheap that you can work anywhere and afford to pay out of pocket for any medical services or procedures you might need, you’re free to do whatever you want for work. Uncouple your health insurance from your employment, and you are free.

The point that Warren attempted to make in the September #DemDebate (but could not due to her admitting that taxes will rise) is that yes, your taxes will go up a bit, but you will not have an insurance payment! Duh! So, yea, you will pay more in taxes (technically), but overall COST of medical services will be so cheap that you will not also have to pay money to some fucking insurance company. That money you save from NOT paying insurance crooks ought to be more than the taxes taken out, so when all is said and done, not only will you be able to afford all of your medical needs, you will save money AND no longer have medical bills to pay. If all goes to plan.

Duh.

Don’t be stupid. Vote in your best interest, not against them.