Cracks in the Foundation, Part 2: Overcoming Healthcare’s Artificial Economics

This piece is the second in a series of six columns in which David Johnson addresses five structural defects undermining nonprofit healthcare. He outlined all five defects in the first column of the series, which debuted in hfm in February 2022.

The first thing to do when you’re stuck in a ditch is to stop digging.

The Day After: Planning for China Scenarios that Profoundly Alter the Strategic Environment

This work examines the strategic implications of the incorporation of Taiwan into the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under three scenarios.

Lessons from Russia's Latin America engagement over Ukraine

Russia’s engagement with Latin America after its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and the Latin American response to the invasion, illustrates the growing strategic challenge to the U.S. from the survival and proliferation of populist authoritarian regimes in the Western Hemisphere.

Healthcare Over the Rainbow (Part 2): The Allegory

The commentary explores the intricate economic synergies linking broad digital exchanges with branded digital platforms.

Does A Weak Yen Really Help Japan?

Korea Grows Better Than Japan Without A Weak Currency Crutch

Conventional Wisdom is Wrong: Americans Are Better Off Even AFTER Inflation

The reason the conventional wisdom doesn’t seem right is because it’s wrong: The incomes of most Americans, adjusted for inflation, increased in 2021.

Alberto Fernandez' Magical Odessey to Russia and China

President Alberto Fernández’s state visit to Russia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) this month was tragic for Argentina—its national interests, its reputation as a democratic voice in the region, and moderates within Peronism who sincerely believe in the government as a tool for social justice and progress.

It’s The Payment Models, Stupid! Maryland Leads The Way, Part 1

On February 9th and 10th, Health Affairs published a two-part article by Zeke Emanuel, Merrill Goozner, Matt Guido and me on Maryland’s unique payment model and its potential applicability to other states. (Part 1, Part 2) For reasons that will become obvious, we took inspiration from an extremely influential 2003 Health Affairs commentary with the provocative title, “It’s the Prices Stupid.”

Cracks in the Foundation — 5 Structural Defects Are Undermining Nonprofit Healthcare

Everyone who works in healthcare understands one simple fact: It’s a business. But we can’t ever forget it’s also a business with a soul.