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Healthcare Cliff Jumping

You are forced to jump off a cliff. You have a 1 in 1000 chance of dying if you choose Cliff #1. You have a 0.1% chance of dying if you choose Cliff #2. Which cliff do you choose? Now you’ve probably figured out that your death chances are identical in both cases, yet if […]

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Health care incentives are a great American paradox – at every level

Stupidity is in the eye of the beholder. Smoking is “stupid,” some would say, because it is unequivocally bad for one’s health. But what if the pleasure gained from smoking outweighs the decrease in life expectancy? Is that still stupid? The United States of America has a general paradigm for dealing with these questions. Americans […]