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Bezos’ silence, lobbyists and Egypt, and the inner workings of State-owned TV

By Steven Brill
August 27, 2013

1. Wash Post reporters: Get a Bezos comment

These sentences in last week’s Times profile of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos beg for a follow-up from the house the Grahams built:

The compensation racket, Al Jazeera’s plans, and Boston health costs

By Steven Brill
May 7, 2013

1.     Looking at ‘Ratchet, Ratchet and Bingo’:

In his 2006 annual report to shareholders , Warren Buffett had this to say about compensation consultants:

Medicare meddling, the guns of Westchester, and Al Gore’s payday

By Steven Brill
January 8, 2013

1)   Fiscal cliff Medicare meddling:

According to this report in the New York Times, last-minute negotiations on the fiscal cliff included new congressionally imposed limits on what Medicare will pay for “nonemergency ambulance transportation of kidney dialysis patients” and “would reduce Medicare payments … for stereotactic radiosurgery, complete course of treatment of cranial lesion(s) consisting of one session that is multi-source Cobalt-60 based.’”