Obama & Romney have this theory that cutting MD pay doesn't have a dynamic response ...
rob peter to pay paul and your pet economist will call it an efficiency gain
But hospitals are frequently
overwhelmed with patients, and doctors are badly paid leading to
corruption and a suspicion that staff are more interested in making
money by prescribing unnecessary drugs and treatment than tending the
The government this year has launched a sweeping crackdown on medical corruption, targeting foreign drug makers in particular.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Earlier this year the Education Secretary Michael Gove suggested that primary school children ought to learn a poem by heart.
36:22 About comedy you're deadly serious, aren't you?
RBrand: Yes, very much so... I grew up watching faulty towers... blackout, all those things. I watched these things again and again and learned them all by heart. It's something I take very seriously.
2:55 "I'm not here to say please. I'm here to tell you what to do, and if selfpreservation is an instinct you possess, you better do it and do it quick"
"If Mohamed took over, it would be the IMF and a lot of think-tank mentality," says John Brynjolfsson, who was PIMCO's lead expert on commodities and inflation-linked bonds before founding a hedge fund, Armored Wolf, three years ago.
bschool grad Webster & franchise operator Ruff formed company with other people's money; put it into bankruptcy, and took over @ 70% discount As for the speed read technique itself ....
Some things actually work, but good stuff isn't free on the net
A closed corporation was created and George Webster, a well-known graduate of the Harvard Business School, was hired as business consultant. Howard Ruff, the San Francisco franchiser, invented the idea of simply-worded full page newspaper advertisements, and Reading Dynamics was on its way. The first thing Webster did was to fire most of the old guard, the elite who were devoted to the concept of dynamic reading and had stuck by Evelyn Wood from the very start. The franchises were subsequently sold to hard-headed businessmen who knew the value of the penny. "The franchises have been sold very selectively. Of course, these new boys do not have the pioneering spirit of the old teachers, but I guess they don't need it anymore," says Kilgo. In fact, most of the franchise owners cannot even speed read. Kilgo admitted that he has not been able to master the method, "I had it once, for a few minutes I was reading at 20,000 words per minute, but never since that time."
the extreme length of fixation is the result of what she calls sub-vocalization, "The first assurance you had that you could read was when you were able to look at the symbols and say the words outloud.... This gave you great security. Knowing that the symbols you read were the words you heard made you begin to lean heavily upon the sound of words... you had become so thoroughly accustomed to the sound in connection with reading the words that you would have difficulty breaking away from the necessity of hearing the sound as you read the words." In most adults, this oral pronunciation is suppressed into a noiseless subvocalization which means that the word cannot be recognized until it is heard by mind.
Only 15 percent of white deaf students who graduate from high school, and only 5 percent of african americans and 6 percent of hispanic deaf high school graduates, read above the sixth-grade level (Allen, 1994). Indeed, the median reading level of deaf high school graduates is fourth grade (Allen, 1986; Trybus & Karchmer, 1977). This level barely approaches newspaper literacy, and does not actually require the reader to have cracked the print code. Even children who are "hard of hearing," that is, children who have only mild to moderate hearing losses, read at lower median levels than do normally hearing children (Allen & Schoem, 1997). Thus, a majority of deaf children (and deaf adults) are not able to get much meaning from print.
He made more than 200 albums and won eight Grammy awards, including a lifetime achievement honour in 1997.
His hallmark was the capacity to play at lightning speed, while maintaining the ability to swing. What's more, he could play in a variety of jazz styles.
Peter Hayes, managing director and head of the municipal group at BlackRock Inc., said hedge funds will demand "above and beyond market yields" - as close to double digits as possible.
"There is a real thirst for yield in this market," Heckman said. "It's going to gain the attention of the market next week. We don't think they would have brought it unless the underwriters have taken a temperature check on the appetite for this."
Friday, March 7, 2014
“I think the emergency department waiting room is one of those places where you have low-hanging fruit,” says Renee Hsai, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. “They’re not the sickest of the sick because at least someone, the triage nurse, has deemed them stable enough to wait. And if they’re waiting, they might as well be filling out some application form, or at least learning about the process.”