Posts Tagged ‘cost’

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    Calorie Matters

    Jul 10, 11 • 307 Views • No Comments

    Learning that a Big Mac has 540 calories and a large fries, 500, will people select a salad? According to the Washington Post, “No.” We do not have the will power to avoid long term cost when faced with short term benefit. This takes us to the...  [read more]

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    Preschool Education Matters

    Jun 19, 11 • 334 Views • No Comments

    Did you have to care for a hamster in your preschool class? Line-up? Clean up? Share? According to this NPR Planet Money podcast preschool probably provides irreplaceable job training.  Taking place during a developmental window that does not reappear,...  [read more]

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    Should Medical School Be Free?

    Jun 11, 11 • 281 Views • No Comments

    Is free medical school a “free lunch?” Proposed by 2 physicians in a NY Times Op-Ed, free medical school lets future doctors benefit by having no tuition debt. Society benefits because more people attend medical school. And, not having the...  [read more]

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    Road Building Results

    May 29, 11 • 292 Views • No Comments

    If extra road mileage is built, would you predict more or less traffic? The WSJ tells us that more roads led to additional driving from local residents, commercial traffic and people moving to the area. Public transportation did not influence driving...  [read more]

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    “Free” Kidney Treatment

    Apr 2, 11 • 275 Views • No Comments

    In October 1972, Congress decided that the federal government should pay for treating chronic kidney disease. Concerned that care went primarily to those who could afford it, Congress proclaimed dialysis and transplants an entitlement for almost all of us....  [read more]