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Saturday, January 1, 2011
Evidence-based medicine: flu vaccine
This Atlantic piece, now a few months old, shows the difficulty in really, really using the evidence to drive public health policy. Many of these same phenomena carry over into the world of labor market policy, such as the existence of dozens of studies, only a handful of which should receive non-zero weight in any serious synthesis of the evidence.