- Nassim Taleb makes a good point about treating high blood pressure. Only when systolic blood pressure is above 180 is there a big increase in risk of death. Giving people lower blood pressure dangerous drugs could easily do more harm than good.
- The Annals of Unsolved Crime, forthcoming book from Edward Jay Epstein
- Should you go to graduate school in literature? by Ron Rosenbaum
- Steve Levitt’s 50-year-old sister dies of a rapidly growing brain cancer. His father, a doctor, “was shocked at how impotent — and actually counterproductive — her interactions with the medical system turned out to be.” In a hospital, she was prevented from sleeping.
Thanks to Dave Lull.