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Cocktail Party Physics: measles, mumps, rubellaor autism "Let me throw just a few statistics at you, just to illustrate how important vaccines have been in the increasing quality of public health in the US alone. * The incidence of polio dropped to nearly zero by 1960 (polio vaccine introduced…
EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect It's possible there are other solutions than EFCA. But it needs to be solved, one way or the other. EFCA has its problems, but pretending that it's somehow a perversion of workplace democracy as compared to a world in which 25 percent of organizing…
xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe "Six more weeks of winter." (tags: kid-stuff silly comics) Stanford Law Drops Letter Grades :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs "Those who support the change at Stanford argue that…
We Need a Civilian GI Bill :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs "Unlike the original bill, which rewarded service, this new bill would be a rescue measure. As in the past, a primary goal would be to decrease pressure on what today is a shrinking job market and…