Quotation of the Day

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Soren Kierkegaard

Quotation of the Day

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. Soren Kierkegaard

Medicare eats the world

In 2020, Medicare premiums and cost sharing were estimated to consume 24 percent of the average Social Security benefit, up from 14 percent in 2000. The Medicare Trustees estimate that in another 20 years, these costs will consume 31 percent of the average Social Security benefit. Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC), March 2021 report

Quotation of the day

Once you start trading for yourself, you start thinking for yourself. Yeonmi Park, escapee from North Korea, author of In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Quotation of the Day

30. If you listen to successful people talk about their methods, remember that all the people who used the same methods and failed did not make videos about it.  “100 Tips for a Better Life” from LessWrong.

Quotation of the Day

Thought can be lofty without being elegant, but to the extent it lacks elegance it will have less effect on others. Force without finesse is mere mass. Fernando Pessoa from The Book of Disquiet

On technology and medicine

From George Gubernikoff in JAMA Cardiology in a piece titled “The Great Technological Divide“: All too frequently as rounds are made in the hospital, physicians jockey for access to computer terminals. Hours spent entering information in required fields leave little time to enter a patient room and engage in conversation let alone perform a physical …

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