Do tax cuts actually stimulate the economy?

DrB- Standard line for Romney this campaign season, is that he’ll create jobs via some mystery process. He hasn’t outlined it just yet, or ever, but in short it involves lots of tax cuts. Presumably, this will create jobs.  But….does it? Lucky for us, there’s a new study out by the Congressional Research Service. In [Read More...]

Now I can stop using a spoon to eat popcorn

DrB- So, in order to solve a significant ‘first world problem,’ I eat popcorn and other salty snacks with a spoon. (A titanium spork, but who’s counting.) This means I don’t have to wipe my hands off between snacking, and using a game controller or keyboard. I came across this, and realized it was the [Read More...]

A petition I can get behind

DrB- I have the unfortunate experience of living directly next to the state of Kansas. However, one enterprising individual has some up with just the thing our country needs: Kansas needs to change its name.   As a proud resident of Kansas City, Missouri, I’m tired of the negative associations and constant embarrassment at the [Read More...]

Taxing the church

DrB-   There’s a budget problem going on in the European Union, and some enterprising officials in Spain have come up with what must, in retrospect, seem like an obvious idea. Cash-strapped officials in Europe are looking for a way to ease their financial burden by upending centuries of tradition and seeking to tap one [Read More...]

Homeopathy Hospital

DrB- What if hospital drama used “alternative medicine?”     You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger I recruit in Kansas City, &   [Read more...]

Who gets government assistance?

DrB-   I’ve always generally felt that in a modern society, nobody should be starving. (The phrase “I can’t get the medical treatment I need because I can’t afford it.” shouldn’t exist either, but that’s another post, another day…) I also know one of the main “complaints” lodged by conservative politicians and talk show hosts [Read More...]

Hobby Lobby and healthcare exceptions

DrB- In what is no shock to anyone, the owners of craft store chain Hobby Lobby want to deny specific health insurance benefits to women because it “conflicts with their religious views.” “The Green family’s religious beliefs forbid them from participating in, providing access to, paying for, training others to engage in, or otherwise supporting [Read More...]

Exorcism on the rise.

DrB-   To the great pleasure of the Catholic church, exorcism is on the rise in Poland.   “The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the course of 15 years in Poland is telling,” Father Aleksander Posacki, a professor of philosophy, theology and leading demonologist and exorcist told [Read More...]

Slinky = Sorcery

DrB-   Reality is weird! Most noticeably so, when it comes to how gravity works on a slinky. If you keep your eye on the bottom of the Slinky, on the last curl at the very end, you will notice that as the top of the Slinky starts to fall, the bottom doesn’t drop. It [Read More...]

Folding at home, even less effort that prayer.

DrB-   Are you helping find cures for diseases like cancer? You could be! Protein folding is linked to disease, such as Alzheimer’s, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease, and many Cancers. Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. “misfold”), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Mad Cow (BSE), [Read More...]