I found this New York Times article by way of HuffingtonPost this morning that makes provides some interesting information and analysis of the Dod-Frank bill that is supposed to put in new rules for the finance industry that will 'make sure this (the financial crisis of the last two years) doesn't happen again.' The author provides some interesting reasons why 'this' is all too likely to happen again. Another example of capitalism with all its risks for most of us 'little people' (to use Alan Simpson's dismissive and disparaging phrase) and communism for the big boys who can make the case that they are 'too big to fail.' Or as the pigs said in Animal Farm some of us are 'more equal than others.'
HuffingtonPost's Dr. Mark Hyman has an interesting study that isn't a surprise but is disturbing nonetheless. According to a recent review of a year's worth of peer-reviewed articles published in major medical medicine, the French investigators found that 40% presented positive outcomes that were contradicted by the actual data presented. In other words, they claimed that the treatments were efficacious when they, in fact, did not work. As Dr. Hyman noted, medical practitioners, consumers, and government regulators use such studies to determine whether to approve, provide, or accept a treatment or medicine. But we can't rely on the results.