Rational Feed

Scott:

To Understand Polarization Understand The Extent Of Republican Failure by Scott Alexander – Conservative voters voted for “smaller government”, “fewer regulations”, and “less welfare state”. Their reps control most branches of the government. They got more of all three (probably thanks to cost disease).

Rationalist:

Regulatory Arbitrage For Medical Research What I Know So Far by Sarah Constantin (Otium) – Economics of avoiding the USA/FDA. Lots of research is already conducted in other countries. The USA is too large of a market not to sell to. Investors aren’t interested in cheap preliminary trials. Other options: supplements, medical tourism, clinic ships, cryptocurrency.

Politics and Economics:

No Us School Funding Is Actually Somewhat Progressive by Random Critical Analysis – Many people think that wealthy public school districts spend more per pupil. This information is outdated. Within most states spending is higher on disadvantaged students. This is despite the fact that school funding is mostly local. Extremely thorough with loads of graphs.

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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