Hits and Misses

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  1. Dewaine says:

    “Relative to body size, our brain is three times the size of a chimpanzee’s brain.”

    Does it really matter? Computers in the 70s were gigantic compared to today. Nobody would say that they were better.

  2. JD says:

    “Great idea from David Friedman: Instead of hiring public defenders for people who can’t afford a lawyer, give the defendants vouchers.”

    Certainly. Choice is always better.

  3. Jessica says:

    “Great idea from David Friedman” – that really is a great idea. It would also free up those who currently only serve as public defenders to expand their practices.

  4. JD says:

    “Medicaid can account for at least eight percent of the decline in nonwhite child mortality from 1965 to 1979.”

    Great. Now the question is: how much more improvement could be seen if we had a something better?

  5. Mary says:

    Pain-free surgeries could go a long way towards getting people back on their feet quicker. An interesting direction.

    • Trent says:

      Does that mean we should increase prescription drugs post surgery?

      • Mary says:

        The article said it had more to do with changing when and what drugs are administered. The goal was to reduce both pain and risk of addiction.

        • Trent says:

          As of right now though, hydrocodone is pumped into people in mass and it hasn’t shown signs of stopping. The ideal would be a rug that targets pain receptors and blocks them rather than producing enough endorphin to counteract it