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Reverse Voxsplaining: Brand-Name Drugs

[Epistemic status: Uncertain, especially on the accuracy of the economic studies cited] I. Sarah Kliff of Vox replies to my piece from last week. She writes: Earlier this week I wrote about how a lack of drug price regulation in … Continue reading

Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs

[Content note: this is pretty much a rehash of things I’ve said before, and that other people have addressed much more eloquently. My only excuse for wasting your time with it again is that SOMEHOW THE MESSAGE STILL HASN’T SUNK … Continue reading

Reverse Voxsplaining: Prison and Mental Illness

I. German Lopez of Vox writes that “America’s criminal justice system has in many ways become a substitute for the US’ largely gutted mental health system”. He says that starting in the 1970s the US “began locking up a lot … Continue reading

Guns And States

[Epistemic status: I think I probably wrung the right conclusions out of this evidence, but this isn’t the only line of evidence bearing on the broader gun control issue and all I can say is what it’s consistent with. Content … Continue reading

Against Against Autism Cures

[Content warning: autism, disability, psychiatry, abuse] I. Vox: We’ve called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I know and like many people in the autism rights movement. They … Continue reading

Framing For Light Instead Of Heat

I. Ezra Klein uses my analysis of race and justice as a starting point to offer a thoughtful and intelligent discussion of what exactly it means to control for something in a study. I’m not really going to call it … Continue reading

Compound Interest Is The Least Powerful Force In The Universe

I. I’m still iffy on Vox. Some of its reporting is excellent – their article on Governor Cuomo and the shift away from progressivism in the Democratic Party was especially enlightening. Other parts, especially the editorials, are atrocious and utterly … Continue reading