Cutting Medical Care Costs: Maggie Mahar's Work Filmed for Congress
I am no expert on healthcare, and nor do I play one on TV. But unlike the summer's theatrical extravaganzas staged in "town hall" terms, there's good information headed to Congress, and I know good information when I see it. So does Bill Moyers.
She's written a previous book not about medicine but about money.
Paul Krugman praises Maggie Mahar's work in The New York Times:
Mahar's focus is not on corporate corruption, but on the enablers who cheered on false business heroes and made the corruption possible. Though she tries to frame the book as an investment guide, it reads more naturally as an indictment of stock analysts and the financial media. What I learned -- something I didn't fully appreciate before -- was the extent to which the stock market bubble of the 1990's was supported by intimidation as well as exuberance. — Paul Krugman
Judging by the size of the 2007/8 crash, "Bull" looks downright prophetic.
Here's hoping Congress will listen to Mahar's arguments this fall -- provocative as they are -- more carefully than investors did five years ago.