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Health care, economics, and introverts

Hello all! I apologize that I haven’t posted in a while. I have a couple of new articles to share with you that I’ve written recently. One is on the role of introverts in our society from Susan Cain’s great book Quiet.

I have also started writing for Doximity.com, about which I am very excited. My first piece looks at the scalability of health care and how physicians fit into that. There will be more to come, at least monthly, on Doximity.com. Let me know what you think.

I hope everyone has a nice 4th of July and can avoid the hospitals given the brand new interns…

Thinking fast and slow

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Image from David Plunkert, New York Times

My foray into armchair behavioral economics continues with my latest article at Accelerate. What are the pros and cons of reacting quickly to circumstances vs contemplating? There are instances for both, but it’s important to know when those times may be. I hope you enjoy it.

Health care jobs are expanding! Is that good or bad for the country?

As it is presidential election season, we have heard, and will continue to hear, lots of discussion on the American economy and the status of employment. Policy-makers and politicians love to be able to show how many jobs they have created. These same politicians want to decrease health care costs, or at least have us think that they try hard to do so. But the main reason that governmental officials haven’t contributed to decreasing health costs in the United States, aside from worsening political polarization, is embodied in the most recent government jobs report—the health care sector creates more jobs than any other industry.

Read more of my latest piece at the Huffington Post:
goo.gl/Bt84JZ