Lefty celebrity culture got some things right, and had fun along the way. (h/t Erik Eckholm)
Please join me at their health policy forum to talk serious mental illness and crime. I’ll be on a panel with the LA County Sheriff Lee Baca and the chair of psychiatry at Stanford, Dr. Laura Roberts. The policy forum is open to the public and will be held this Thursday from 11:30 A.M. to […]
Aaron and John Green did this amazing health reform video. And they’re doing a whole Youtube show. I think this is pretty awesome, though I do have some concerns over facial hair configuration.
Glenn and I recently chatted about behavioral economics: its strengths and its limitations as a guide for public policy in health, development, and poverty policy. I start by trying to explain what behavioral economics actually is. As a bonus feature, I provide a disgusting oozing eyeball example.
We’ve had a tough week of gun violence. First there were the killings at the Washington Naval Yard. Then there was the shooting of thirteen people in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Miraculously, no one died in that Chicago incident. It remained plenty revolting. Firefighters were hosing the park down in the middle of […]
…And before it’s operationally relevant. After all, it’s a part of human life. With any luck, they’ll be less screwed up than their parents were.
Faithful readers may remember my comment in an earlier conversation with Helaine Olen regarding the financial industry’s basic dilemma: The best advice fits on an index card, which is available for free at the library. Commenter Alex M asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, Alex’s question led me […]
It’s the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. If you want to read something excellent about, read Harold Meyerson’s fantastic article on the contributions of Bayard Rustin and other democratic socialists to that day–and many others–in the civil rights struggle. Rustin’s career was a quiet tragedy. Had he been born ten or twenty years […]