Event Processing Thinking: 2/24/08

Do you keep in mind typewriters ? It became outdated before a few of you were borne, but I’ve used it a great deal in my youngsters, since my handwriting required some initiatives to interpret, I preferred to post tasks from junior high upwards using a typewriter. Not very convenient in “word processing” – changes sometimes required re-typing of the web page, sometimes fixes could be done with Tipp-Ex which became a neglected artifact also. Today’s word processing is a lot more convenient. Paul Vincent has written in a recent Blog about “manual event control”.

Those relationships are all gone now. If we do move back to long-lasting ever, individual insurance, that you get when healthy such that it covers you when sick and tired, the millions of people who did the right thing and bought in to the system are now gone. It’s more surprising, at least if you ask me, that annual chaos is breaking from both sides. Our “federal officials” aren’t only not bemoaning this chaos — they’re encouraging it!

Shop because your plan got canceled, they transformed your network, they raised your payments vastly and so forth. Save because they won’t pay your statements. I guess Americans need something to do between Thanksgiving and New Years. With shopping for cellular phone contracts Together, cable and internet bundles, and determining our frequent flyer programs, this will keep people plenty busy.

Winter in the Republic of Paperwork. Will the supply churn continue? One view of this is that companies need time for you to adjust simply. They made optimistic assumptions about their pools, find they’re losing money and have to regulate. In time, we will again see steady offerings by stable companies. Maybe, but I doubt it. If people keep doing offers, moving to high-cost guidelines when they get unwell, medical health insurance for those of us not getting subsidies will be astronomically expensive. It ceases being insurance. A different view would be that the source churn is the industry’s way of resolving the problem.

  • Make nearly all your trip times business days
  • Tolling Fees
  • A product which is excited (i.e. spits off electrons) when a photon hits it
  • Abril Fatface
  • Generally related to business test

By changing systems and coverage each year, by canceling plans frequently, by companies developing, dissolving, leaving, and entering markets, they keep us on our feet. A well-balanced wide network plan with affordable cost will appeal to way too many sick and tired people. So, the answer is, keep it unstable. Related, I suspect the industry is finding a genuine way to segment the market.

Highly subsidized monthly premiums based on income. The employer provided insurance for high-income people who have full-time careers. The first three were said to be parts of the same market, but it’s fragmenting, with subsidized and Medicaid plans offering low cost low-quality care. This is not a grand conspiracy theory. Like the majority of outcomes in economics, it’s not obvious to any of the participants understand what’s going on, and an evolutionary process settles on outcomes that “work” in the regulatory environment and don’t lose catastrophic levels of money. Medical health insurance really does not air a spot market, of course.

Parking in low-density areas are cheaper to provide, so that it should be cheaper but not subsidized, not free. As I said, the Shoupian strategy of concentrating on occupancy is a rationing system essentially. But a rationing system can be used in a case of fixed supply generally. There is absolutely no mechanism to alter parking supply in a reaction to price signals.

Street car parking is, in the final end, a very dumb thing, dumber than minimum car parking requirements even. Whether you are in suburbs or in the heart of the dense city, it offers roughly the same amount of parking per square kilometer (I estimated up to 5 000 spots per square kilometer, 13 000 per square mile).

Some people pretend that this is actually “free” space anyhow, as if streets will be built wide enough to have vehicles parked onto it anyhow, but that’s not true. You can build narrower highways, for some density increases, or build bike paths or larger sidewalks with this space.