Assorted links

by on April 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm in Uncategorized | Permalink

1. Markets in everything: 2-D glasses.

2. More correlations from OK Cupid.

3. What is not covered by private health insurance, an oft-forgotten list when health care policy is debated.

4. Does shopping help keep you alive?

Yancey Ward April 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

What is striking to me in #3 is just how silly some of the priorities that are revealed in that list, especially if you think of “health care plans” to equal “health insurance”.

Matt April 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm

It isn’t surprising that dialysis is not covered by health plans. That’s the one service Medicare will pay for no matter what your age.

John Thacker April 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Although my understanding is that for the young private insurers pay for the first 33 months. It’s only rarely covered, but apparently when it is covered, private insurance is charged much more than Medicare allows.

JA April 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

#4: wrong conclusion about causation?

Todd April 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Nope. It’s definitely to do with causation. It is just false. The opposite is the case. Shopping kills me by robbing me of my will to live.

Duncan April 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm

My feeling too. There might be a mistake in the correlation-causation argument here. Elderly people in better health are more likely to be willing and able to go shopping, unlike their ill and bed-ridden counterparts.

dirk April 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

2. The chart plotting the difference in confidence and sex drive of self-described “curvy” vs “skinny” women explains 98% of the animosity between feminists and Roissyites.

dave April 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Please no more linking to NYT articles, either post quotes or don’t bother with those greedy SOBs.

Anotherphil April 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Clearly the author does not understand the purpose of insurance. A health insurance plan that pays for small, routine expenses is just engaging in “trading dollars” and incurring unnecessary billing, validation and accounting expenses. That’s why you have car insurance but not pencil insurance.

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Shawn April 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

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