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  • ChicagoBoyz Waiting Room Series 15

    Posted by Dan from Madison on October 30th, 2018 (All posts by )

    Song Selections on the PA during my short wait:
    “Where Are You Going?” – Dave Matthews Band
    “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone” – Glass Tiger
    “Roll To Me” – Del Amitri

     

    13 Responses to “ChicagoBoyz Waiting Room Series 15”

    1. Mike K Says:

      Jonathan, you seem to spend a lot of time in ugly doctors’ waiting rooms.

      Anything you want to tell us ?

    2. Philip Says:

      I like this waiting room more than the others I’ve seen in this series. The colors provide a little bit of variety, and the pattern on that near chair is kind of appealing. The table is rather sterile-looking, to be sure, and I can’t make out the artwork, so dependent on that, my mind could change. But overall, it’s not a terrible impression. (Well, we as usual must overlook the drop ceiling, but it could be worse – at least there is a ceiling.)

    3. Dan from Madison Says:

      And I was in a rocking chair, which is a nice touch.

    4. Dave at Aabbitt Says:

      This looks to be a very nice waiting room. I have been in a lot worse. Looks clean and serene.

    5. Mike K Says:

      When I was in practice, I had my waiting rooms, (two offices) done in antique reproductions. The front desk did not have a window and the idea was not to shut out patients. As a surgeon, much of my practice was what might be called “high end” since the numbers tended to be smaller than a GP or Pediatrician. I hate the “Industrialization” of Medicine that followed Obamacare. It makes me glad I retired when I did although I miss surgery.

    6. ErisGuy Says:

      BTW, how’d America 3.0 turn out? Not the America envisioned or desired?

      I notice Subotai decided not to contribute. At least I can track him at Disqus.

    7. Grurray Says:

      BTW, how’d America 3.0 turn out? Not the America envisioned or desired?

      The book proposed a strategy that would unfold over the next two to three decades. Considering the sea-change over just the past few years – Brexit, Trump, the Left discovering federalism – I’m not sure what your complaint is. It’s not moving fast enough for you? What exactly was your proposal for 2040?

    8. Mike Lotus Says:

      America 3.0 predicted that the current set of institutional arrangements would fall apart, not least because there will be no political will to fix them before they are bankrupt.

      America 3.0 also predicted that we would continue to have rapid technological progress that would be extremely disruptive and further undermine the existing institutional arrangements.

      On track so far.

    9. Mike Lotus Says:

      America 3.0 also predicted a time of troubles in the late 2020s. Too early to say. I wouldn’t rule it out.

    10. Mike K Says:

      America 3.0 also predicted that we would continue to have rapid technological progress that would be extremely disruptive and further undermine the existing institutional arrangements.

      On track so far.

      I’m reading “After Google.” George Gilder has done pretty well so far.

    11. Anonymous Says:

      Mike Lotus Says:
      November 6th, 2018 at 1:22 pm
      America 3.0 predicted that the current set of institutional arrangements would fall apart, not least because there will be no political will to fix them before they are bankrupt

      On track so far.

      To me that is the incredible thing. In California the pension obligation to the public labor unions is in the trillions

      The only reason I can think nothing has been done is it these politicians short term power

    12. Mike Lotus Says:

      “In California the pension obligation to the public labor unions is in the trillions”

      Ask yourself — can that possibly be paid?

      If the answer is no — spoiler alert, the answer is no — then ask yourself — what will the default look like?

      Interesting times ahead.

    13. Mike K Says:

      My younger son is a California firefighter paid by the state and in the state pension system.

      I worry about his future. Fortunately, his wife runs a very successful marketing business from home and they have 401Ks.

      They are thinking about where they will live after he retires. I don’t think it will be California.

      She can run her business from anywhere and their home is probably worth close to a million $.

      We moved to Arizona where real estate is much cheaper. Our home in Tucson would be millions if you could find something like it in CA.

      I have suggested that their older daughter could go to U of A as a resident from our home. She might have to move to AZ and work for a year.

      That would give them an anchor. She is 16 and a HS sophomore.

      His best friend sold their home two years ago and moved to Atlanta, which is about the elect a governor as crazy as CA.