“Demographic Gap”

An article appearing in today’s New York Time entitled “End of Babies” describes the world wide drop in birth rates. With simply a rudimentary understanding of  the “demographic gap”, which is what the authors are describing , they would know that children in an agrarian society were profitable as workers and essential for securing support in […]

NewsLanc research re Lancaster General Hospital was cutting edge

To:  Doug McVay  (Editor of Drug War Facts and the forthcoming Health Systems Facts) From:  Robert Field  (Publisher of the above)   Re:  Review of Priced Out, written by Uwe Reinhardt and reviewed by Adam Gaffney  The above is a great article and very illuminating.  I have ordered the book. Interestingly, NewsLanc criticized Lancaster General […]

Who Are The Victims Of Perestroika?

By Slava Tsukerman On October 4, 2019, Boris Chernyshov, deputy chairman of the State Duma’s Education and Science Committee, proposed introducing the new preferential category of citizens in Russia – “Victims of perestroika”. He addressed his initiative to the Minister of Labor Maxim Topilin. Chernyshov said the victims who suffered most during the reforms of […]

DOWNTOWN LANCASTER:  I would have done it differently but…

By Robert Field, Editor and Publisher A lot of improvements have taken place in downtown Lancaster, some spurred by greed, politics and OPM  (Other People’s Money). I had the extraordinary good fortune as a successful real estate developer early in my career. Everything with a single exception was done with conventional financing or our own funds.  […]

HBO Mini-Series “Chernobyl” Makes a Sensation in Russia

By Slava Tsukerman Released this year, “Chernobyl”, the HBO historical mini-series about the explosion that occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Soviet Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the subsequent handling of the accident, received the highest ratings from viewers and critics all over the world. In Russia it became a real sensation, emotionally discussed […]

Hemp Legalization Is Wreaking Havoc with Marijuana Prosecutions in Prohibition States 

by psmith DRUG WAR CHRONICLES:    After passage of the 2018 federal farm bill legalized hemp production, states scrambled to pass their own laws legalizing hemp and CBD. But in doing so, they may have inadvertently signed a death warrant for the enforcement of marijuana prohibition. hemp field at sunrise (votehemp.org) Forty-seven states have now […]

Comparison of N Y Times “Bahamas hurricane Dorian relief efforts” with our Hurricane Agnes in the 1970s

By Robert Field “In the Bahamas, Residents ask ‘Where is our relief’” The situation in the Bahamas is indeed tragic. Yet we see how ordinary people, especially momentary leaders, will take matters into their own hands and work together to get essential matter done. Hurricane Agnes in the 1970s that flooded our 264 unit Gateway […]

Call for end to corporations’ “rule by contract”

By Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute: In an article for The Atlantic titled “There’s More Than One Way to Fight a Monopoly,” Open Markets Institute Legal Director Sandeep Vaheesan and co-author Nathan Schneider lay out one way to restore power and true autonomy to people and small businesses. They argue that while efforts break up monopolies are important, […]