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Back in October a study found that high testosterone levels were associated with higher levels of financial risk-taking. Now comes the blowback, as Andrew Sullivan notes: Tina Beatie attacks testosterone: …it is interesting to note that Pope Benedict has recently suggested that there is a close connection between original sin and the greed that has…

Check this very scary projection of what current trends in health-care spending will mean for our economy: a growing weight that will account for half of GDP by 2082: Peter Orszag, Obama’s budget director, shows that slide in his standard talk on what’s wrong with our budget. It shows why, as Ezra Klein puts it,…

The health-care system’s maddening inefficiencies — high per-capita spending with poorer overall health outcomes; tens of millions uninsured and tens of millions more underinsured; insane-making battles with insurers to get reimbursements you’re entitled too — are reason enough to spur reform. But “The Big Fix,” David Leonhardt’s marvelous-but-long piece on the fiscal crisis in last…