Made in America

Sometimes humor is the best way to make a serious point. It’s sad that this is one such case.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

11 thoughts on “Made in America”

        1. “Out of stock”, you say? How convenient. Look, Obama needs to release that mug right now, ’cause Brett Bellmore has questions, and would also like a coffee.

          1. Should we all pitch in to buy him one? I think he deserves something for swimming upstream all the time.

            Hey Mrs. T- how’d you get the italics to work?

          2. @ KLG

            Some of the standard HTML markup works here. So ’em’ (and ‘/em’ to close) bound in angle brackets gets you italics. ‘strong’ (and ‘/strong’) gets bold, and so forth. I know that “blockquote” and “/blockquote” work, too.

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