Archive | April, 2012

The Voice Of The Jury:

30 Apr

The debate of whether the internet should be regulated more or less by the U.S government last week went better than I expected. I really liked how both teams kept acknowledging each other’s viewpoints and kept it classy at all times. However, after reviewing my notes and considering both points closely, I came to the conclusion that the winner of this debate is the CON team for the following reasons. One, I felt like the CON team was a little more oriented with their stand point. Two, the tone of voice they presented their stand point was very engaging and was presented with great confidence to the audience. I really liked how the CON team explained the benefits of lack of regulation. For example, how it has helped the growth of many entrepreneurs and how it has given advancement in society. Three, they gave a more clear picture of how it would be if the internet was regulated more by bringing up China’s internet system and if the internet was more regulated it wouldn’t be used as a “getaway” because it would exaggeratedly monitored. Overall it was a great debate, props to both teams!


Tupac’s Hologram @ Coachella 2012

17 Apr

This is not related to the course at all, but I just had to share it. Everyone on twitter was talking about this Sunday night, this seriously took over the social networks. I am seriously speechless, this whole hologram thing is legit. It’s insane!!

Homework # 8

2 Apr

In the article “Universal Health: It’s What Ails Us” by Doug Pibel and Sarah van Gelder emphasizes that universal healthcare in the United States is highly needed and that it. It is argued for the most part the uninsured are limited to medical coverage, they are being charged extra and that approximately 18,000 people die yearly due to the lack of services when medical could save them. In addition that not only are the uninsured people suffering, but business are as well due to the 73% premium increases. The authors point out, “In the United States, people without insurance may live with debilitating disease or pain, with conditions that prevent them from getting jobs or decent pay, putting many on a permanent poverty track. They have more difficulty managing chronic conditions—only two in five have a regular doctor—leading to poorer health and greater cost.” In other words the uninsured are not just having difficulty with getting healthcare, but they are also struggling getting decent jobs due to their depraved health conditions, which makes things worst. Lastly they endorse that Studies conducted by the General Accounting Office, the Congressional Budget Office, and various states have determined that a “universal, single-payer health care system would cover everyone—including the millions currently without insurance—and still save billions.”

The way I see it according to them having a universal, single payer healthcare system would be a win/win situation for the United States and the people. It would be a great advantage to the people who are really ill and cannot afford healthcare. Although, universal care will ensure equal care to all, I believe the government will endorse limits with treatments etc… which will lead to low quality healthcare.