Wednesday Links

It’s beautiful out. But if you’re stuck inside, here are some links for you. Science:
The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash
Research suggests flu vaccine doesn’t prevent deaths among the elderly
Antibiotic Use and Environmental Exposure are Key Factors Affecting Antibiotic Resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) Carriage in Children in Peru
Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds
Other:
Empathy and epistemic closure
Printing Money
Despite Push, Success at Charter Schools Is Mixed
New Study: Liberals More Open Than Conservatives Online
Goners
Fiscal Sustainability Facts and Solutions
Democracy vs. deficit-hawkery: fiscal sustainability and you
The College-Only Economy
Price elasticity, taxes and wages: Or, why I don’t take wingnut economics seriously

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1 Response to Wednesday Links

  1. Joshua says:

    I was actually just about to e-mail you a link to that story about the flu vaccines and the elderly. Would you care to comment on it further? As a non-specialist, I’m not sure what to make of that news. Does the study adequately track the effects of herd immunity, for instance?
    Reading the article, I wished there were more room in our national discourse for a nuanced discussion about the efficacy of vaccines and when and who to vaccinate. Unfortunately, anybody interested in public health is forced to not bring up those questions because the raving lunatics on the anti-vax side will take any excuse they can get to yell about vaccines being useless or harmful or whatever, even if that’s not what the actual data are saying.

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