Connecting a Good Economy to Bad Health

It makes sense to assume that when the economy is better, we feel better, We should have less illness and live longer. Correspondingly, in a sick economy, we too feel sicker. Not necessarily. A Recession’s Mortality Impact One study of European…

A New Way to Rank the Worst Diseases

While death rates are a seemingly easy way to assess healthcare spending, other perspectives like DALYs could be better when we consider the tradeoffs.

Why It’s Tough to Evaluate Job Performance

If a performance metric is known, the people being evaluated have an incentive to shift their behavior so that their scores improve but not the job they do.