Daily Archives: January 19, 2010

Managed Care Stocks Up; Hospital Stocks Down

In anticipation of the upset Republican victory in Massachusetts today, the Wall Street Journal tells us that Managed Care stocks are up while Hospital stocks are down.

I hope those making this bet lose the election and their money.



Filed under Healthcare

There’s that liberal media again – making things up!



Filed under Elections, Polls, Radical Rightwing groups, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Tea Party Movement

New York Times to Decide on Reader Payment for Internet Access

According to this Wall Street Journal article, the New York Times will soon reach a decision on whether to, and how to, charge online readers for content to the paper.  The approaches being considered are: 1) allowing access up to a point and then prompting readers to pay for futher content once a limit has been reached, or 2) keeping premimum content restricted to those who pay for subscriptions ( The WSJ uses this latter method).

The linked article indicates that the Times receives a $100 million per year via on-line advertising.  The subscription approach will have to “just right” so as to not threaten this funding stream that already exists.

I would like to see newspapers survive.  What subscription approach, if there has to be one, would you all favor?



Filed under newspapers

Tuesday, 1/19/10, Public Square


Filed under The Public Square