Month: January 2021
Most surgeries are ineffective
2021-01-21 Paras Chopra
surgery is different than medicine. All new pharmaceutical molecules are subjected to rigorous clinical trials where they’re tested against placebo or doing nothing. In many countries, there’s no such procedure for surgical treatments. If there is a procedure for new surgical procedures, nobody is testing old ones that have been getting performed every day without evidence.
The Dow’s Return by Day of the Month
2021-01-12 Eddy Elfenbein
Nearly the entire gain of the Dow has come during the first six days of the month.
Former ACLU Head Ira Glasser explains why there’s no such thing as “hate speech”
2021-01-16 Tom Parker
“If the government is going to be the one to decide what hate speech to ban, it’s not going to be the same speech as the speech you hate.”
On US Capitol Security — By Someone Who Manages Arena-Rock-Concert Security
2021-01-13 Bruce Schneier
There’s not ever going to be enough police or security at any event to stop people if they all act in unison; if enough people want to get to Vanilla Ice at the same time, they’re going to get to Vanilla Ice. Social constructs and basic decency, not lightweight security gates, are what hold everyone except the outliers back in a typical crowd.