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Hot Off the Press!

I’ve been a bit quiet for the past few months.  I’ve been busy.  After five years and lots of hard work by a great team,

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Freedom Marches On

I believe in the “law of the marketplace.” Under that “law,” businesses and professions operate without artificial restrictions (but with reasonable regulation necessary for consumer protection). Artificial control of one party over another — whether the result of oligopoly, policy manipulation, or special-interest statutory interference — is bad. Competition is good. Competition results in continuous improvement. With fair competition, the consumer ultimately prevails. With fair competition, everyone wins.

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Lessons from John Steinbeck

While here, I’ve had the pleasure of reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.  This amazingly well-written and ambitious novel (Pulitzer Prize – 1940) is

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Beware Incentivized Vision Plans

Medical providers have both the right and the obligation to prescribe what they believe, in their professional opinion, are the right products, services or solutions

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Insurance Business Unloads Optical

For the second time in as many months, an insurance company is dumping their eyewear products businesses.  Following Highmark’s divestiture of Viva, WellPoint (NYSE: WLP)

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