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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Jim Ukockis

is an (until now) unsung hero who tried to save health care reform from Ira Magaziner.

"due to freakish administrative mishap by the White House," some of his memos were released to the public including Brad DeLong . They are works of art, in particular of black humor. I particularly liked

Box Number: 1435 Date: 3/26/93
Title: Ukockis, p.3

which concludes

"The result is obvious -- aggressive investors will not be attracted either. With both timid and aggressive investors excusing themselves, we are left with only crazy investors, which brings us to the government"

Mr Ukockis is a civil servant and knows of what he speaks.

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