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08/23/2017
Everything Your Doctor Touches Turns To Gold (For Someone)

David Chen continues his series on How Drug Pricing Works. This time, he covers how healthcare providers profit and drive up the already-high cost of medicine in America.

How healthcare providers rake in profits and drive up already exorbitant costs

08/23/2017

We're back after a sort vacation from ourselves.

Removing the #RobertELeeStatue in #Charlottesville isn't about erasing white history; it's about acknowledging it.
08/14/2017
Plots Tending Toward Fascism – The Poleax

Removing the #RobertELeeStatue in #Charlottesville isn't about erasing white history; it's about acknowledging it.

The Charlottesville clashes aren’t about erasing history; they’re about finally acknowledging it

Affirmative action discussions are simplistic and rarely actually about education and admissions. (Surprise, surprise.) ...
08/08/2017
Asian-Americans And Affirmative Action – The Poleax

Affirmative action discussions are simplistic and rarely actually about education and admissions. (Surprise, surprise.) David Chen on the the mass of factors in the numbers on Asian-American admissions figures.

The affirmative action debates are incomplete

Somehow it's already August. Which means two things: 1) the subways will be basting you in liquid heat, and 2) it's time...
08/01/2017
July Music Roundup – The Poleax

Somehow it's already August. Which means two things: 1) the subways will be basting you in liquid heat, and 2) it's time for another thorough and enlightening monthly music roundup from Garrett Karrberg.

Be better to your ears

At this point, Joshua Gottlieb-Miller is probably the world's foremost expert on the font of bullsh*t that is token righ...
07/26/2017
Moldering Mind Molds Minds – The Poleax

At this point, Joshua Gottlieb-Miller is probably the world's foremost expert on the font of bullsh*t that is token right-wing humanities talking head Mark Bauerlein. Here's Josh's last installment, in which he considers why Bauerlein holds undergraduates to a far higher standard than he does the lumpy trash bag of expired mayonnaise sitting in the Oval Office.

Tough love from Mark Bauerlein for safe-space-loving, snowflake campus SJWs

A lot of people are mad about drug pricing in the US. A lot of people have no idea how those prices happen. As a result,...
07/18/2017
Hiking Downhill – The Poleax

A lot of people are mad about drug pricing in the US. A lot of people have no idea how those prices happen. As a result, they have no idea where to begin when talking about what's wrong with the system.

Fortunately, David Chen has you covered. Part Three in How Drug Pricing Works. The focus in this installment is on wholesalers in the supply chain.

And if you haven't yet, definitely check out the first two parts as well.

1. https://thepoleax.com/how-drug-pricing-works-a919b398a4c9
2. https://thepoleax.com/the-middlemen-of-prescription-drugs-2c386eb1df80

Part Three of How Drug Pricing Works: The plight of wholesalers in the pharmaceutical economy

Keep repeating this to yourself, just in case you forget: centrism is an uninspiring and ineffective electoral strategy.
07/13/2017
The Definition of Crazy – The Poleax

Keep repeating this to yourself, just in case you forget: centrism is an uninspiring and ineffective electoral strategy.

Centrism has nothing to offer liberal causes

07/05/2017
June Music Roundup – The Poleax

Garrett Karrberg is now one of Brooklyn's newest residents. He's also got a new Monthly Music Roundup posted with all the good stuff, including Two Inch Astronaut, Chastity Belt, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, and more.

A monthly guide to what you should be listening to

We're starting up a series on comparative health care and why the US system doesn't have to be this way. Essential readi...
06/30/2017
Comparative Medicine 101 – The Poleax

We're starting up a series on comparative health care and why the US system doesn't have to be this way. Essential reading for anyone wondering how we got here and wondering what alternatives actually look like once you get past the scare tactics of American healthcare rhetoric.

US health care didn’t have to be this way

The new #SCOTUS ruling on Maximum Leader Trump's #MuslimBan shows the highest court in the land likes it both ways. (fro...
06/28/2017
Dodge City – The Poleax

The new #SCOTUS ruling on Maximum Leader Trump's #MuslimBan shows the highest court in the land likes it both ways. (from Andrew Leber)

The Roberts court tries to have it both ways on Trump’s executive orders

In theory, Mark Bauerlein is, like, real smart, while students these days are, like, real dumb. In practice, Joshua Gott...
06/22/2017
I Am Mark Bauerlein, Destroyer of Safe Spaces – The Poleax

In theory, Mark Bauerlein is, like, real smart, while students these days are, like, real dumb. In practice, Joshua Gottlieb-Miller sees Mark Bauerlein as a boilerplate hack despite the latter's lofty proclamations about free speech and extensive knowledge of the canon.

Tough love for Snowflake America from Trump’s leading liberal arts academic

Not playing into the hands of hate-speech purveyors doesn't mean doing nothing when they come to town. From Chuck Carlis...
06/20/2017
Three Suggestions For Campus Protesters – The Poleax

Not playing into the hands of hate-speech purveyors doesn't mean doing nothing when they come to town. From Chuck Carlise.

Not feeding the trolls doesn’t have to mean completely ignoring the problem either

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