Saturday, June 6, 2009

Assorted links

1. Questions to Richard Posner on the Economist's Democracy in America blog. I particularly like the comments responses regarding behavioral economics, torture and empathy.

2. Worried your program is a waste of money? Have your friends in Congress stop the evaluation. How do these people sleep at night?

3. In praise of "one and done".

4. Escaping North Korea.

5. The number of iatrogenic deaths in US hospitals is astoundingly large. And that is just the deaths. Best to stay away if at all possible. Also best to do more evidence-based design of hospital facilities, procedures and equipment. Remind me again, just what was it we were spending all that money for before they started doing evidence-based medicine?

Various hat tips.