Meanwhile, Colorado is seeking to rein itself in with the increasing criminalization of behavior. It’s an interesting concept.
Apparently, UHaul won’t rent you a trailer if you drive a Ford Explorer. The same for the Jeep Wrangler. Both are very towing-capable. So why the policy? “Every time we go to hire an attorney to defend a lawsuit, as soon as we say ĎFord Explorer,í they charge us more money.”
Some blame for-profit colleges for feeding the “education bubble.” Derek Thompson makes a pretty strong case that they’re going to be its victims.
Some Ob/Gyn’s are turning down obese patients. The reasons? Their equipment can’t handle it and they have malpractice liability if something goes wrong and they are sued (and something is more likely to go wrong with an obese mother). It’s interesting the degree to which fear of lawsuits influences a doctor’s relationship with their patients. Clancy has never dropped a patient who did not physically threaten her or the employees at the hospital, but there are some patients she was glad to lose because she felt that they were “lawsuits waiting to happen” (in other words, a host of medical problems with the sense of entitlement that the medical community will be able to fix it).
On the one hand, I don’t think I would want to live next door to this guy. On the other hand, this sort of thing is as American as apple pie and ten-cent ramen. Along similar lines this is purely un-American. On the other hand, as someone that likes his meat actually cooked and gets frustrated when it’s red-centered, I approve.
Different times call for different measurements.
The US: Where Europe comes to slum.
Urbanity and Density, the Canadian version.
Bakadesuyo: Happy employees make companies rich.