Big Picture: There is no more pressing issue in our financial lives than Health Care. If we continue on the current path, we will be spending more than 40% of our GDP on health care issues with no better outcomes than the average country. An indepth article in the New Yorker by Atul Gawande talks about the medical services provided in a high cost county and a low cost county. The differences may surprise you.
Behavior: Micah muses about the greatest time of your life. It is interesting to think that you might live your life one way if you think that you have already had your greatest time of your life and another entirely if you are waiting for it.
Behind the Scenes: Here is a story of the New York Times Economics reporter who is on track for foreclosure on his house and the story of how he got there. An eye-opening view of the loan practices (and unwise spending habits) of our times.