Monthly Archives: April 2011

What Was the Massachusetts House Thinking?

As long as we have a system where health insurance is part of employee compensation, workers should be able to negotiate that–it’s no different than saying, “You can negotiate for ninety percent of the hours you work, but we get to decide how much we’ll pay you for the other ten percent.”
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Posted in Democrats, Healthcare, Massachusetts | 1 Comment

The Intersection of Science and Policy: Distrust Is Not Irrational, But Observational

Criticism of science which is marshaled in support of policy isn’t necessarily irrational or a cognitive slip up, just as economic behavior isn’t often irrational in a cognitive sense.
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Posted in Environment | 6 Comments

Links 4/27/11

It feels like spring. It is spring! Let’s celebrate with some links.
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Posted in Lotsa Links | 1 Comment

Why the Mad Biologist Is the Punditiest Pundit EVAH: The Ezra Klein Edition

Catching up to the Mad Biologist on the whole Rockefeller Republican thing. And why it matters.
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Posted in Progressives | 2 Comments

Intervening in the Lives of Students Who Are Poor

Joe Nocera gets it right about education.
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Posted in Education | 2 Comments

Links 4/26/11

Links for you.
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Posted in Lotsa Links

Regarding the Ph.D. Glut, Nature’s Heart Is in the Right Place, But They’re Not Following the Money

Nature doesn’t get it: neither research universities nor funders see the glut as a problem-they’re too dependent on the status quo.
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Posted in Career Stuff, Education, Funding, NIH | 11 Comments