Cancer Progress: Much More Than You Wanted To Know by Scott Alexander – Has there been much progress treating cancer? This is a hard question because most of reduction in cancer was caused by prevention. In addition increased screening causes cancer to be found early which can increase the five year survival rate without actually reducing mortality if the cancer naturally takes mores than five years to kill you.
Housing Shortages by Brian Lui – Why are housing costs rising? A harder question is why haven’t any of the cities in the Bay build more housing. There are 20+ jurisdictions that could unilaterally build more but none of them have.
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Culture War Roundup by r/SSC – Weekly curated culture war posts