Do charter schools work?

Many charter schools appear to work quite well. Here are two quotes from two articles summarizing the research: “sound research has shown that, when

Buying insurance with pre-existing conditions

My representative, Rodney Davis, recently introduced a health care bill “to protect people with pre-existing conditions from discrimination against insurance companies.” (yes, if you think

Keeping up with research

I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated with how hard it is to keep up with new research. At some point after starting my job, I

My take on genetic engineering

Let’s talk about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But first, let me ask you a question. Are chainsaws good or bad? That’s a weird question,

Is non-FDA approved medicine worthless?

A while back, I posited a simple mechanism by which completely ineffective treatments can appear effective and maybe even gain prominence as “alternative” or

Percents and percentage points

This is another “fun with math” post meant to impart simple math knowledge that could make the world a better place. If you aren’t