Ezra Klein – America spends way, way, way more on health care

We don’t have a government-run system. But our system is so expensive that our government’s partial role is pricier than the whole of government-run systems. via voices.washingtonpost.com Absorb that: Our supposedly efficient supposedly free-market healthcare system costs us more in government spending alone than other countries spend on government-run systems. Posted via web from David […]

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Dipstick: religious brains, more school, more meds, states rights, and dancing with the unwilling. Plus Ardi, free

This implies that religious beliefs and behavior emerged not as sui generis evolutionary adaptations, but as an extension (some would say “by product”) of social cognition and behavior. May be something to that, Razib says — but it would be nice “get in on the game of normal human variation in religious orientation (as opposed to studies of mystical brain states which seem focused on outliers).”

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