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In Focus: Suicide in America

The death of Robin Williams has brought suicide and depression back into the forefront of the national conversation. The nature of Williams’ career presents a particularly painful juxtaposition between how the public perceived the comedic actor and the tremendous persona turmoil he most have suffered. 469 more words

Peter Orszag

Why Do More Men Commit Suicide?

Suicide researchers are puzzled by data showing that men commit suicide more often than women do — about four times as often — even though most studies find that women are twice as likely to be depressed and also more likely to have suicidal thoughts. 8 more words

Peter Orszag

Expensive Hospitals Aren't Any Better

As spending growth in health care continues to decelerate, it’s good to know that the trend can continue without lowering the quality of medical treatment.  8 more words

Peter Orszag

Math + Statistics = Great Beach Reading

Jordan Ellenberg’s “How Not to Be Wrong” shows how mathematics and statistics help us
understand the world better — in a way that skips the formalities… 15 more words

Peter Orszag