- Research bias: Gender disparities generally matter only if they work against women.
- AI can even reportedly “taste wine” with 95% accuracy.
- There is “no money to be made in finding ways to reduce costs in health care.” Peter Coy reviews Why Not Better and Cheaper?: Healthcare and Innovation.
- Judge rules Louisiana cops can be sued for raiding the home of a man who joked about pandemic on Facebook.
- Physician quality regulation: There are more than 2,200 metrics and we have spent more than over $1.3 billion measuring them.
- Pharma: Medicare drug price negotiation could slow the search for a cure for cancer.
- Good summary of the case against Medicare price negotiation.
- Economic freedom is positively correlated with civic virtue.
- Countries with the highest economic growth rates have the lowest birth rates.
- Skip the next business meeting: Google Meet video lets you send a bot to attend the meeting on your behalf.
- The U.S. has at least 600 fewer nursing homes than it did six years ago.
- Amazon is providing prices and wait times for primary care.
- The CDC officials “used inaccurate information and misrepresented medical research” to promote mask wearing.
- CDC report: 1 in 5 women receiving maternity care were mistreated and almost 1 in 3 experienced discrimination because of age, weight, income, etc.
- Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok reflect on their 20-year-old blog.
- Nearly 160 Wall Street firms have moved their headquarters out of New York, taking nearly $1 trillion in assets under management with them. (Bloomberg)
JAMA study: Air pollution associated with dementia. The study is behind a paywall, but if this is a typical medical study, no one asked if the parents or grandparents had dementia.
Tyler Cowen has an explanation for this: Rural America has about 20 percent of the U.S. population but about 10 percent of its doctors.