Hits and Misses

Does a rise in the number of divorces signal an improving economy?

One in four patients consult online ratings when picking a primary care doctor.

Can robotic pills replace injections?

The White House defends the Stimulus program; Scott Sumner calls it “voodoo economics.”

A poll’s silver lining for PHRMA: People don’t like drug companies, but they like insurance companies even less.

Jonathan Alter explains why the Obama administration bungled the roll out of ObamaCare.

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  1. Lucas says:

    “It is contributing to the formation of new households, boosting demand for housing, appliances and furnishings and spurring the economy. Divorces are also prompting more women to enter the labor force.”

    I am now an advocate for divorce.

  2. Trent says:

    “Just 5% have rated a doctor themselves online, according to a research letter published Tuesday in JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association.”

    How can this create adequate data?

  3. Perry says:

    “Jonathan Alter explains why the Obama administration bungled the roll out of ObamaCare.”

    The rollout? In my opinion the whole thing has been bungled from its inception.

  4. Connor says:

    They have to defend the stimulus program, it was such an integral part of the recovery policy back then

  5. Wally says:

    “President Barack Obama has often said that his proudest domestic achievement is the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”

    It’s gonna suck if it doesn’t get funded

  6. Gorden says:

    Good economy leads to higher divorce rate.
    Higher divorce rate leads to good economy.
    Which one do you support?
    Actually this question is not easy to answer. They may have internal linkage, but the causality is not determined.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    “In many cases after divorce, people sell their homes and divide up the proceeds,” he said, which provides “each of them with a nest egg to begin their separate lives.”

    Wow. That’s…extremely logical.

    • Ava says:

      Too bad most divorces aren’t.

      • Elizabeth says:

        This article was full of things that should be really obvious. Divorce creates more demand for housing? Makes sense. More women work after divorce? Well yeah, how else would they support themselves?

  8. Lacey says:

    “Robot pills?” Great, they’ll start the takeover from the inside-out.