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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Predictions For 2020

At the beginning of every year, I make predictions. At the end of every year, I score them. So here are a hundred more for 2020. Rules: all predictions are about what will be true on January 1, 2021. Some … Continue reading

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Open Thread 152.75

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Give Yourself Gout For Fame And Profit

I. Actually, no. You should not do this. Most of you were probably already not doing this, and I support your decision. But if you want a 2000 word essay on some reasons to consider this, and then some other … Continue reading

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Open Thread 152.5

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Employer Provided Health Insurance Delenda Est

My last post didn’t really go into why I dislike the way we do health insurance so much. Of course, there are the usual criticisms based on compassion and efficiency. Compassion because poor people can’t get access to life-saving medical … Continue reading

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Open Thread 152.25

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The Amish Health Care System

I. Amish people spend only a fifth as much as you do on health care, and their health is fine. What can we learn from them? A reminder: the Amish are a German religious sect who immigrated to colonial America. … Continue reading

Open Thread 152

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Depression: The Olfactory Perspective

Depressed people have worse sense of smell, and people with worse sense of smell are more likely to get depressed. Kohli 2016 tries to figure out what’s going on. They review six studies testing how well depressed people can smell … Continue reading

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Open Thread 151.75

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