Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Today in bubble predictions—Brazil! A BBC article observes that some neighborhoods in Rio are experiencing an 80% rise in housing prices. Said BBC article neglects to mention the phrase “credit card debt” or even “debt” in general, which makes the case all the more convincing.

Ezra Klein makes the case for coming health care inequality.

More on the insurance industry, climate change, and “hundred year” disasters.

New drugs fighting prostate cancer prolong life on average by a few months and cost $500,000 a year for the privilege.

Nick Paumgarten of the New Yorker on online dating.

We did it! We eliminated rinderpest! (why it’s so hard to eliminate diseases: not the vaccines, the getting people to take them.)

Why is Germany so angry?

Are useful are biomarkers tests? Perhaps not at all much.

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