Category: "medicine"

employment compensation - health insurance

March 7th, 2013
There are other factors affecting the economy surrounding health care, but the main thing is the same as in every other part of the economy - people make their economic decisions on the basis of cost and benefit, and obscuring the cost side of that balance distorts the result. more »


December 28th, 2012
I listen to a few podcasts, when I'm driving or walking around the city, doing laundry or working in the yard. Among them I find econtalk to be informative and engaging, due in part to the in-depth and calm discourse of the interview format between the diverse assortment of guests and host Russ Roberts. more »

pseudoscience on econtalk

June 22nd, 2012
I was aware of the scandal surrounding Andrew Wakefield fraudulently claiming research linking autism with vaccination.  Interview subject Deer was the person primarily responsible for exposing Wakefield. more »

scarcity and markets in lungs and livers

May 24th, 2012
Not every scarce thing is valuable to lots of people, or even to a few people. Setting aside lifeboat situations and the like, our individual time in this life is unique in being both extremely scarce and generally non-transferable.  This note aims to r… more »