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Richard (RJ) Eskow is a former executive with experience in health care, benefits, and risk management, finance, and information technology. Richard worked for AIG and other insurance, risk management, and financial organizations. He was also a public policy and finance/economics consultant, in the US and over 20 countries. Past clients include USAID, the World Bank, the State Department, the Harvard School of International Public Health, the Government of Hungary, as well as corporations and investors. He has experience in financial and numerical analysis (of benefit plans, financial risk, corporate investments), systems design, and management.

Richard has worked on long-range health policy and forecasting. His predictions are included in the recently-released Rough Guide To the Future in it's review of "the hopes, fears, and best prediction of fifty of the world's leading futurologists."

Richard is also a freelance writer and occasional radio host. He's a regular columnist for the science and culture blog 3 Quarks Daily and a Contributing Editor for Tricycle magazine.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Why Not Hire the Young to Build Their Own Future? The unemployment situation seems unrelentingly grim for young Americans.It's time to treat young Americans decently. And when we do, the money they receive will be pumped back into the economy to benefit the rest of us, too. We'll be building a better future for our kids, giving them a country worth living in, and improving today's economy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 6, 2011
"Helpless President Lit" - The Latest Trend in Political Tragedy President Obama's accomplishments are signifiant if not impressive, so why is he seen as a "helpless" prresident?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 3, 2012
For a Sane Economy in 2012, How About a Little Shame? Shame isn't always a wasted or negative emotion. On the contrary, it can perform an important and socially useful function. Shame enforces our moral values even when legal and political institutions are too broken or corrupt to do so. Our society must learn to develop a "moral economics," and morality is often enforced through shame.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 8, 2011
What the President Should Have Said About J.T. Henderson -- and Other 'Real People' Just who is "J.T. Henderson" & where & who are the "real" people who will be affected by the "real consequences" if a "bad deal" is cut "avoiding" the government shutdown? Anybody know what we're talking about here?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 29, 2011
When a Socialist Speaks for Most Republicans, Who Speaks for You? The vast majority of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, are going unheard in this debate. This may be one of those moments when a reminder from a constituent... or a flood of them... is the only thing that can make our representative democracy act a little more representative.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 18, 2012
Romney Makes A Stealth Attack On Elderly Americans While His Money Spies On The Chinese Question: What are the connecting threads between these two recent Mitt Romney news items -- the announcement that he's not enrolling in Medicare, and the revelation that Bain Capital helped him make money helping the Chinese government spy on its people? Answer: They're both covert attacks on innocent civilians, and they're both based on Romney's own deceptions.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2011
Hold On, Alabama, Your Country's Here For You What really matters. We spend so much time vilifying one another that it takes a tragedy to bring us together.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Social Security: A Tale Of Two Mitties Contradictions be damned. Mitt soldiers on, his jaw firmly set and his head held high, marching resolutely in two directions at once. But the orders have been given and the stage has been set. We know where he'll really lead us if the two Mitts are elected President: He -- or they -- will cut Social Security and Medicare.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2012
Bankers Shouldn't Worry About Drum Circles -- But Some Of 'Em Should Worry About Subpoenas The scariest thing on a banker's mind, no matter what his bank's rap sheet looks like, is that someday he might look out the window and see a drum circle. And we understand that Mr. Dimon felt safer in Lebanon than he did when Occupy came to visit. But the real question about Mr. Dimon's visit to Beirut is this: Did Lebanon feel safer?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Poor Standards: 4 Steps to Ending the Rating "Agency" Racket What is the rating racket really all about? Profits, profits & did I mention profits? Can they be fixed?

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