Be careful, avocado eaters.
"The Democrats’ Push to ‘Cancel’ $50k in Student Loan Debt Completely Ignores the Real Reason College Is So Expensive"
It would be regressive and fail to fix the root cause of high college cost. Other than those two little problems, it's great, simply great.
"Patient recruitment and retention is the longest, most difficult part of the clinical trial process."
Yes, a lot has changed in what we're so pleased to call "higher education" and much of it hasn't been for the better.
Short piece by Gregory Werden and Luke Froeb. This is, I think, key:
The foundational allegation of the complaint is that “For both mobile and computer search access points, being preset as the default is the most effective way for general search engines to reach users, develop scale or remain competitive.” And the complaint acknowledges that Microsoft takes advantage of its monopoly in PC operating systems to promote its Edge browser and Bing search engine. Yet statcounter reports that Google has an 81.5 percent share in U.S. desktop search engines, while Bing has just a 12.1 percent share. Being preset as a default either does confer a big advantage on Bing, or Google overcomes that advantage through competition on the merits. [I think "does" should be "does not"--ed.]
A very fine review.
If the author is correct about how accurate and how cheap the tests are, then I'd wholeheartedly support a lot more testing. Note that if she's right the bad guy in this story is an agency of Big Government, the FDA.
Related: "Why Two Decades of Pandemic Planning Failed".
It will be interesting to see, but I hope this is true.
Related: "COVID-19 Didn't Break the Public School System. It Was Already Broken."
Calm, balanced, rational look at where we are in our understanding of Covid-19.
Review of a new book by Marc Levinson, author of The Box (a fascinating history of the shipping container). The new book is Outside the Box: How Globalization Changed from Moving Stuff to Spreading Ideas.
The review claims the book is "most useful as a chronicle of how the pre-2008 model of complex, globe-spanning, just-in-time manufacturing has been exposed as fragile, inefficient, and opaque." If true, I don't want to read the book. Just-in-time manufacturing is neither inefficient nor fragile. What it is is a procedure with a cost. What it is is yet another example of economics maxim, "There is no such thing as a free lunch."
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.