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Around the Mediverse: July 26, 2010

Fun tidbits, health-related and otherwise, from around the ‘tubes:

  • It turns out that one of the authors of the oft-cited research behind all the improbable claims about medical bankruptcies is none other than Consumer Financial Protection Agency leadership nominee Elizabeth Warren.  In two posts about two different pieces of her scholarship, Megan McArdle points out that nominee Warren’s relationship with … facts?  statistics?  economic reality? … can be tenuous.  Not the greatest news.  In another post sure to rile up the academic crowd, McArdle also advances an argument for the uselessness of tenure in the university environment.
  • Great Zs asks what happens when doctors adopt an “employee mentality” to the same degree as other healthcare workers.  Coyote explains the “employer mentality” behind the use of FICO scores in hiring decisions.
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