30 Jan '14, 6pm

New York to Regulate Bitcoin: Is the Cryptocurrency Biz Like "the Wild West?"

Last semester, I took a health class that was about racial and gender based health disparities (I posted about it here, I took it because it was the only class that would satisfy a university diversity requirement and fit into my schedule). At one point, the professors had a professor from the School of Medicine who specialized in health care policy give a presentation to the class about health care reform. He repeatedly described the individual market prior to Obamacare as being like "the Wild West" and implied that it was basically an unregulated free-for all where insurance companies charged outrageous premiums for virtually no coverage. And when the time came for him to acknowledge criticisms of Obamacare, they were all overly simplistic, hyperbolic caricatures of the weakest arguments offered by its opponents (stuff like "It is the end of freedom!" or "It's gonna tax ...

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