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GREAT DECISIONS: America’s Largest Discussion Program on World Affairs

The Foreign Policy Association provides background information, policy options and stimulates discussion on eight critical issues facing America today. 129 more words

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Your Right to Free Speech, Like My Right to Self-Defense, Isn’t Open to Debate - Reason.com

We really don’t consider our rights open to discussion. We don’t consider anybody’s rights open to discussion—not even when they’re exercising some rights to call for limiting others. 8 more words

Irreproducible 'Scientific' Results

The reliability of evidence-based medical care depends on validation of original research. Let’s start encouraging and incentivizing investigators to verify (or refute) heretofore non-reproduced studies; while simultaneously discouraging primacy signalling with impact factors such as prestige of the institution.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893097

It's no time to change time change

By Jay Denney

It’s one of the longest ongoing debates in the public sphere – should we keep changing our clocks twice a year, or not? 681 more words

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Carrier Networks and the Cartel-ization of Healthcare

by Robert Nelson, MD

When we have a situation, as we do in healthcare, where the networks have cornered the market and control the pipeline of patients, along with the magnitude & directional flow of money in the system, that which follows is a de facto CARTEL of very unequal participants; one where the disconnect between the ability of the supply side and demand side to send meaningful price signals to each other is necessarily suppressed by the financial design of the network payment/reimbursement mechanism. 54 more words

Never again? It happened again

Martin Duque, Alyssa Alhadeff, Gina Montalto, Nicholas Dworet, Luke Hoyer, Carmen Schentrup, Meadow Pollack, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Cara Loughran, Chris Hixon, Alex Schachter, Scott Beige, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg.  1,080 more words

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