Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

It’s Okay to Be a Coward about Cancer

That is the title of an interesting Time article from cancer surviver Josh Friedman. Friedman is a well-known screenwriter whose work includes credits for such franchises as Terminator, Avatar and War of the Worlds. The article was prompted in part by John McCain’s recent brain cancer diagnosis (glioblastoma to be specific). One excerpt is especially […]

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Quotation of the day: Health as capital

The thought that health is a form of capital goes way back to the 19th century.  Max von Pettenkofer compares health and economics and health states with capital in the following quotation: Just as the effort to obtain greater profits, an not merely fear of losses, is the driving force in economics, so too it […]

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Quotation of the Day

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice there is.” Yogi Berra

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Quotation of the Day: Innovation

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” Thomas Leavitt.

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Quotation of the Day

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”  – Mark Twain

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Quotation of the Day

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. – Jim Carrey

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Quotation of the Day

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” E.O. Wilson

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Quotation of the Day

“Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.” ― Richard Feynman

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Quotation of the Day

Doubt grows with knowledge. J.W. von Goethe The comprehension of truth calls for higher powers than the defence of error. J.W. von Goethe

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On management and regulation…

Guide the people by law, subdue them by punishment; they may shun crime, but will be void of shame. Guide them by example, subdue them by courtesy; they will learn shame, and come to be good. Confucius. HT: John Kay’s Other People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance.

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