EconTalk — Paul Romer (2)

On: COVID-19 Episode: N/A Date: May 15 2020 Background: Economist. Key Subjects: Finding a sustainable, less costly strategy to reduce virus transmission. Suppression: lock-down is very costly (economic costs not sustainable). Mitigation: transmission is very slow (> 1 year for

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EconTalk — Robert Pondiscio

On: How the Other Half Learns Episode: N/A Date: May 2020 Background: Author and teacher. Key Subjects: Discussion about the Success Academy Charter School in New York City. Charter school = public school (no tuition, open admissions). Government funded, privately

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 3

On: On Coronavirus, Crisis, and Creative Opportunity Transmission Series Ep. 3 Episode: 28 Date: April 21, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. Bill Miller on Investment Strategies in Times of Crisis Santiago Elena on a Complex Systems Perspective

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Brain Rules for Baby

How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five By: John Medina Published: 2010 Read: 2020 Summary What does it take to raise a happy, smart kid with a decent moral compass? The answer is simple: lead

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 1

On: Rigorous Uncertainty: Science During COVID-19 Transmission Series Ep. 1 Episode: 26 Date: April 7, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. 000: David Krakauer on Citizen-Based Medicine 001: David Kinney on Why Scientists Must Make Value Judgments in

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 2

On: COVID-19 & Complex Time in Biology & Economics Transmission Series Ep. 2 Episode: 27 Date: April 14, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Key Concepts Review of 5 Transmission Essays 005: Andrew Dobson on the Need for Disease Models which Capture Key

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The Drive with Peter Attia — David Epstein

On: How a range of experience leads to better performance in a highly specialized world Episode: 96 Date: 9 Mach 2020 Investigative reporter and author of “The Sports Gene” and “Range“. Key Subjects Sports, playing games: the voluntary acceptance of

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Why does COVID-19 disproportionately affect the elderly?

By: Amber L. Mueller, Maeve S. McNamara, David A. Sinclair Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research, Blavatnik Institute, Harvard Medical School Preprint, 30 April 2020 – not peer reviewed. Summary Severity and outcome of COVID-19 largely depends on a

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Interventions for Human Frailty: Physical Activity as a Model

By: Linda P. Fried In: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, 2016 Jun 1. Date: 2016 Summary Life span has expanded. Added about 30 years in life span over the last 100 years. Mostly due to: Public health interventions targeting infectious

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Life’s Information Hierarchy

The explanation for the complex, multi-scale structure of biological and social systems lies in their manipulation of space and time to reduce uncertainty about the future. By: Jessica C. Flack Date: April 2014 In: Santa Fe Institute Bulletin and From

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