http://www.itpro.co.uk/business-intelligence/big-data-column/19594/future-cities-widens-its-reach-big-data

Present Situation Be Damned, Full Speed Ahead

The Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare was reviewed, state-by-state, last week.  This week brings another table (below) of dubious data collected with sincere effort to try to estimate the ACA’s impact on Audiologists. Requests for updates and corrections last week went unheeded.  Logical explanations, in order of probability, are 1) nobody reads this column except Harvey…

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Audiology Landscaping Under Way by the Affordable Care Act

George Lyons (ASHA VP for Audiology) recently anticipated a “changing landscape” for Audiologists as components of  the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are implemented.  His well written post was well received and frequently read.  It was also rare —  few articles in the public domain are written specifically about Audiology and the ACA;…

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An Ear Full From Canada

Ryan Kalef returns as today’s Guest Editor.  Regular readers of Hearing Economics recall Ryan as the intrepid reporter who slogs through the north lands,  sending brief dispatches of what’s up in Canadian Audiology.  Ryan and the TV program he mentions touch on a host of economic issues of interest to Hearing Economics — including “Country Pricing”…

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British Columbia: Brent and The Beastie Boys Do Economics

I had the distinct pleasure and honor of speaking to the British Columbia Association of Speech/Language Pathologists & Audiologists (BCASLPA) on October 13, 2012.  Although I cannot say those who attended my session felt as honored, I can say that the small but hardy group stayed with me for a full 5.5 hours while we…

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Let’s Get Kinky: Government Regulation and the Supply Curve, Part 1

Last post looked at why different firms are Willing to Sell at different Price points — another way of saying that some firms can compete more and longer in a free market because their costs are lower and their margins are higher.  This was bad news for RR, who’d written a letter to the editor…

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