Category: Health care

Grandma in a can?

28 January, 2013 (09:58) | Configuration, Elderly, Extended families, Health care, Housing, Innovations, Manufactured housing, Mobile homes, US News, Zoning | 1 comment

By:David A. Smith   What do we live for?    Pleasure, happiness, success, new experiences, friends, children, loved ones?    Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care (about time)   Old age, the silent thief, can imperceptibly steal each of these from us, and as all of us are reluctant […]

Filial piety — or else

15 January, 2013 (11:56) | Aging, China, Demographics, Elderly, Global news, Health care, Innovations, Nursing homes, Rental, Speculation |

By:David A. Smith   When a government is bereft of ideas to solve a social problem, it tosses the problem to the private markets; when it is bereft of money, it mandates that someone else pay for the solution.      [Governments’ responses are so predictable because government is a factory that produces only two […]

Suicide is tax-less

31 December, 2012 (15:21) | Capital Gains, Death, Health care, Mortality, Real estate taxes, Suicide, Taxation |

Suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please –”Suicide is Painless,” Johnny Mandel and Michael Altman   As we count down to the undiscovered countryof the ‘fiscal cliff’, we approach one of the largest tax discontinuities in decades – where the tick of a clock […]