In his new book One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger, Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias identifies one of the few areas left where there is broad bipartisan agreement: China is challenging the U.S.’s place in the world and “America should aspire to be the greatest nation on Earth.” His solution, however, is not soContinue reading “Size Does Matter: The Case for American Population Explosion”
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COVID “Super-Spreader” Events are Ridiculously Expensive
How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generated over $12 billion in public health costs: “There are some really good estimates out there that suggest that between 10% and 20% of cases are responsible for about 80% of transmission events,” said Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead for the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, at a press conference.Continue reading “COVID “Super-Spreader” Events are Ridiculously Expensive”
Major life decision ahead? Flipping a coin might help. Literally.
Staring down a major life decision, the uncertainty can be paralyzing. There’s a lot of advice out there about how to go about the decision-making. You can make a pros and cons list, consult friends and spiritual advisors, make insanely complex predictive models, or you could flip a coin. Social psychologists and economists will tellContinue reading “Major life decision ahead? Flipping a coin might help. Literally.”