Several hundred Harvard and Yale students stormed the field in support of divestment movements of their respective schools during the 136th edition of the Harvard-Yale Game Saturday.
Amitabh ChandraI don't know much about football, but I do know that divestment from fossil-fuel companies provides a discount to other investors who'd swoop in and buy the discounted stock. So there would be no effect on the enterprise value of these companies.
This recipe from Al Forno in Providence, R.I., epitomizes the winning simplicity that put the restaurant on the map. Toppings of pumpkin, gorgonzola and chestnut honey make for a fantastically fallish pizza.
Amitabh Chandra"The interaction between the dough, fire and smoke is so magical.”
Al Forno is dope and this pizza is legit.
Read a new analysis by researchers at West Health Policy Center and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Amitabh ChandraHere is a badly done report by the John Hopkins School of Public Health + West Foundation on profitability in the Pharma/biotech industry. Similar errors have been made by others who have written about Biopharma profitability.
Children are ravaged by the highest rates of poverty compared with all other age groups in the United States. Social safety net programs, especially tax credits and food stamps, have already helped reduce childhood poverty to some degree, says...
Corporate concentration costs the typical household $5,000 a year.
Amitabh ChandraBut the real overcharging is in health care where nonprofit hospitals and lobbies posing as scientific orgs have raised prices, obstructed competition with dubious promises about "population health", duped taxpayers, emptied the Treasury, +screwed patients
A government task force suggested that providers pay more for lifesaving generics and that drug makers receive quality ratings.
Amitabh ChandraEntirely possible that 'small market' generics are natural-monopolies-- where only one supplier will exist. If so, we should be regulating these prices because generic manufacturers should not be allowed to price like monopolists
Amitabh ChandraJohn Ioannidis on epidemiological studies of nutrition:
“It does draw amazing attention in the news, but nothing seems to be validated. I can’t think of any other field that has that constellation of failure.”
Ms. Warren would impose tax increases on businesses and billionaires to provide free health coverage for all Americans, but she says she would not raise taxes on the middle class.
Amitabh ChandraSen. Sanders is 💯 right:
“You’re asking me to come up with an exact detailed plan of how every American — how much you’re going to pay more in taxes, how much I’m going to pay,” he said. “I don’t think I have to do that right now.”
In this Viewpoint, John Ioannidis discusses the proliferation of observational studies and news about lifestyle exposures that have trivial and often imprecise associations with meaningful public health outcomes, and proposes ways scientific...