OK, this is one of "those" posts, the topic of which is perhaps only peripherally related to the avowed subject of this blog.
Of the relatively few blogs that I follow regularly, one of my favorites is the Congressional Budget Office Director's Blog. The CBO's job is to place the fiscal aspects of the legislation being concocted by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate under a microscope. It does so with almost always sobering and occasionally devastating results. The CBO is one of the best of the few delusion-smashing machines we have available to us. Many recent posts of course have as their topics the costs associated with the draft bills currently being created around health care reform. I'm claiming that's how this post is "related".