Disruptions on the Yellow Brick Road II
Business
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Disruptions on the Yellow Brick Road II

ckapsa - June 5, 2015

Part II: Winged MonkeysA violent tornado snatched Dorothy and Toto from the Kansas prairie, still in their farmhouse. They set down in Oz; the farmhouse landed on the…

Bonuses for Broccoli
Business
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Business
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Bonuses for Broccoli

ckapsa - June 4, 2015

Wall Street And Minimum WagesNicholas Kristof repeated a stunning comparison in his New York Times column yesterday:[T]he Wall Street bonus pool in 2014 was roughly twice the…

Irony and the Church of Big Data
Business
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Business
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Irony and the Church of Big Data

ckapsa - May 13, 2015

Big Data in medicine is a faith-based initiative. True believers know, deep in their hearts, that the Church of Big Data will solve all miseries that beset…

Medical Ethics
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Life Expectancies and Lethal Injections

ckapsa - May 6, 2015

Paving the WayThe TaoTwo stories converged unexpectedly in yesterday’s news. The first was an article in the New York Times discussing income inequality and shortened life expectancies.…

Business
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Disruptions on the Yellow Brick Road

ckapsa - April 28, 2015

Part I: CycloneCyclones or tornadoes are awesome forces of nature. Winds spin into funnel clouds, roaring across the landscape, wreaking destruction. Dorothy and her dog were whirled…

Business
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Death Is Women’s Work

ckapsa - April 17, 2015

Death Is Women’s WorkDeath is women’s work. Most people who care for the dying are women. Low-paid health workers who care for dying patients in home hospices…

Business
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Are You Engaged Yet?

ckapsa - April 7, 2015

New Kind of EngagementYour doctors want you engaged. Your insurance company wants you engaged. The wellness crew at work wants you engaged. (Your mother may want you…

Global Healthcare
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Problem for Women Who Can’t Afford Care

ckapsa - March 19, 2015

Probably Not The One You’re Thinking AboutPlus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. The 19th-century French author Jean-Baptiste Karr was right: The more things change, the…

Policy & Law
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Heroism in Harm’s Way

ckapsa - February 21, 2015

In Harm’s WayBrian Williams flew into harm’s way. At least that’s the tale he told. Williams was reporting from Iraq in 2003. He was aboard a Chinook…

Business
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Stand Out from the Crowd? Think Again

ckapsa - February 3, 2015

Health Care Reform As Crowd ControlPersuading your doctor to care about you just got harder. People want docs who care about them. Nothing matters to people as…