Vermont State University… a way forward
Photo courtesy of Northern Vermont University I’m hearing from friends around the country about the soon-to-be Vermont State University’s (VSU) recent decision and subsequent back-pedaling about removing physical books… Read More
A New Vermont Prison: Build it and they will come?
Photo courtesy VT Digger As a community, we need to make cost-efficient, long-term, and morally responsible decisions. Are we a punitive state or a supportive community that enables healing… Read More
The Inversion: Make Primary Care Primary and Hospitals Secondary
Photo supplied by UVM Medical Center We’re at an inflection point in healthcare reform in Vermont. The number of Vermonters who can’t access or afford healthcare is a rising tide… Read More
Policy & Politics
"The Affordability Agenda"
On its surface, the term “affordability agenda,” often used by our Governor and legislators, makes sense… but it’s important to dig in and examine the politics behind it. A recent… Read More
Bill Schubart comments at Press Release for primary care & mental health bill - Jan 26, 2023 – VT Statehouse
In healthcare policy, Vermont must reset its priorities ̶ either fund hospitals or the healthcare of Vermonters. Yes, they are intertwined but not an either/or choice as some hospitals would… Read More
Humor & Satire
Gravel Slalom and Roads Scholarship
A driver navigates ruts on Texas Hill Road in Hinesburg March 21, 2022. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger It’s only January and the annual back-roads slalom season has begun… Read More
January Thaw or Apocalyptic Warning?
Policy & Politics
My New Year’s Wish for Vermont
I don’t want any one thing in the New Year but rather a new way of understanding leadership and governing from our executive, legislative, and judiciary branches. I don’t have… Read More
Happy Birthday Vermont Council on World Affairs ! You are the gift.
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VERMONT: A Love Story - Bill Schubart
Years ago, I was speeding along on the highway, going to a meeting at Vermont Castings Stoves in Randolph, VT. On the side of the road sat a trembling Beagle,… Read More
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Prevent Private Equity from investing in Vermont Nonprofit Healthcare, Journalism, and Corrections
The incursion of private-equity investors(PE) into nonprofit healthcare, journalism, and corrections is doing untold societal and economic damage in the service of high-speed profiteering. Private equity investors, usually… Read More