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Why Healthcare Cannot Be a Completely Free Market

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The concept of supply and demand is the cornerstone of economic theory. For simple commodities, the theory predicts that the demand for a product decreases as the price of the product increases and consumers are unwilling to pay the higher price. The supply increases as the price increases and suppliers increase production to capture increased…
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A Tutorial on the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry

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The pharmaceutical market place is not entirely a free market. The extreme demand for lifesaving products can make standard economic assumptions inoperable. Therefore, regulatory mechanisms have emerged to protect patients and to provide patients access to affordable medications. There are three aspects of pharmaceutical operations in the U.S. that are regulated by the government:
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How does healthcare economics in the U.S. differ from traditional economics?

How does healthcare economics in the U.S. differ from traditional economics? | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
The concept of supply and demand is the cornerstone of economic theory. For simple commodities, the theory predicts that the demand for a product decreases as the price of the product increases and consumers are unwilling to pay the higher price. The supply increases as the price increases and suppliers increase production to capture increased…
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Two Visions for Healthcare

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It is clear that the U.S. cannot continue its current course in which healthcare costs are more than 17% of GDP and outcomes are significantly behind the rest of the world. It is also clear that Americans are an optimistic people with a firm belief in the idea of progress, which manifests itself in technological…
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Some Modest Proposals

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I am a social-media whore. I am awake after midnight fascinated by what people might say next. Now that Mr. Trump won the Presidential election, the future no longer seems to be constrained by civilized precedent. Any proposal is now taken to be credible; even the dismantling of the extremely popular Medicare is on the…
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Some Modest Proposals

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I am a social-media whore. I am awake after midnight fascinated by what people might say next. Now that Mr. Trump won the Presidential election, the future no longer seems to be constrained by civilized precedent. Any proposal is now taken to be credible; even the dismantling of the extremely popular Medicare is on the…
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The Decline and Fall of Globalization

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To understand what happened in the recent US Presidential election, we have to go back to the early 1980s. At that time the overall global social mood shot upward, probably as a consequence of growing international financial integration that tended to undermine the age-old paradigm of “international diversification”. As the social mood became ever more…
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How the World Works

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Excerpts from the book Confronting Complexity X-Events, Resilience, and Human Progress by John L. Casti Roger D. Jones Michael J. Pennock preface table-of-contents Click to Buy Paperback E-Book Bundled     Watch the video.
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Some Modest Proposals

Some Modest Proposals | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
I am a social-media whore. I am awake after midnight fascinated by what people might say next. Now that Mr. Trump won the Presidential election, the future no longer seems to be constrained by civilized precedent. Any proposal is now taken to be credible; even the dismantling of the extremely popular Medicare is on the…
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How the World Works

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Excerpts from the book Confronting Complexity X-Events, Resilience, and Human Progress by John L. Casti Roger D. Jones Michael J. Pennock preface table-of-contents Click to Buy Paperback E-Book Bundled   Watch the TEDx video of John Casti discussing extreme events. Youtube video.  
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How does healthcare economics in the U.S. differ from traditional economics?

How does healthcare economics in the U.S. differ from traditional economics? | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
The concept of supply and demand is the cornerstone of economic theory. For simple commodities, the theory predicts that the demand for a product decreases as the price of the product increases and consumers are unwilling to pay the higher price. The supply increases as the price increases and suppliers increase production to capture increased…
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Why Companies Need to Fail

Why Companies Need to Fail | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
During the second half of the twentieth century, if you’d asked anyone who was the world’s leading photo-imaging company they would have looked at you like you’d just dropped in from outer space. The answer to that question was so obvious that to even ask the question marked one as a cultural illiterate. Anyone who…
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Drivers of social change

Drivers of social change | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
At a random moment in time, the generic behavior of any social system is to be in a trending pattern. In other words, if you ask how will “things” (e.g., the GDP of an economy, the financial market averages, the political climate) look tomorrow, the answer is that they will be just a bit better…
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Tutorial on the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Tutorial on the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
The pharmaceutical market place is not entirely a free market. The extreme demand for lifesaving products can make standard economic assumptions inoperable. Therefore, regulatory mechanisms have emerged to protect patients and to provide patients access to affordable medications. There are three aspects of pharmaceutical operations in the U.S. that are regulated by the government:
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Clinical Trials in the Era of Personalized Medicine

Clinical Trials in the Era of Personalized Medicine | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
Excerpts from the book Confronting Complexity X-Events, Resilience, and Human Progress by John L. Casti Roger D. Jones Michael J. Pennock preface table-of-contents Click to Buy Paperback E-Book Bundled The cost of sequencing an individual human genome is rapidly dropping below $1000. Much of the population can now easily access the details of their susceptibility…
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Planning for the Unimaginable

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One of the threads running through this book is the notion that there can be no human progress without X-events. Of course, here we are speaking of the kind of “progress” that’s revolutionary in character, not evolutionary. This is progress in which visible, meaningful change happens rapidly enough that we can often see the change…
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Complexity Gaps Lead to Inequality

Complexity Gaps Lead to Inequality | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
American political scientist Francis Fukuyama announced the “end of history” in his essay of the same name published in 1989. In that article, Fukuyama argued that communistic social and economic principles collapsed along with the Soviet Union thus leading to a victory for liberal-democratic capitalism in their decades-long battle. What many people missed in Fukuyama’s…
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The Decline and Fall of Globalization

The Decline and Fall of Globalization | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
To understand what happened in the recent US Presidential election, we have to go back to the early 1980s. At that time the overall global social mood shot upward, probably as a consequence of growing international financial integration that tended to undermine the age-old paradigm of “international diversification”. As the social mood became ever more…
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The Decline and Fall of Globalization

The Decline and Fall of Globalization | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
To understand what happened in the recent US Presidential election, we have to go back to the early 1980s. At that time the overall global social mood shot upward, probably as a consequence of growing international financial integration that tended to undermine the age-old paradigm of “international diversification”. As the social mood became ever more…
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Some Modest Proposals

Some Modest Proposals | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
I am a social-media whore. I am awake after midnight fascinated by what people might say next. Now that Mr. Trump won the Presidential election, the future no longer seems to be constrained by civilized precedent. Any proposal is now taken to be credible; even the dismantling of the extremely popular Medicare is on the…
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Globalization and the 2016 Presidential Race in the U.S.

Globalization and the 2016 Presidential Race in the U.S. | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
To understand what happened in the recent US Presidential election, we have to go back to the early 1980s. At that time the overall global social mood shot upward, probably as a consequence of growing international financial integration that tended to undermine the age-old paradigm of “international diversification”. As the social mood became ever more…
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Complexity Gaps Lead to Inequality

Complexity Gaps Lead to Inequality | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
American political scientist Francis Fukuyama announced the “end of history” in his essay of the same name published in 1989. In that article, Fukuyama argued that communistic social and economic principles collapsed along with the Soviet Union thus leading to a victory for liberal-democratic capitalism in their decades-long battle. What many people missed in Fukuyama’s…
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Landscape and Extreme Events

Landscape and Extreme Events | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
To understand extreme events (X-events) and how they occur, we first have to understand the way events, in general, take place. A good picture for this process is to imagine that you are walking in the mountains, where the landscape consists of hills, valleys, mountain peaks, plateaus, and flat, lowland terrain. At any moment, you…
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Complexity Gaps Lead to Inequality

Complexity Gaps Lead to Inequality | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
American political scientist Francis Fukuyama announced the “end of history” in his essay of the same name published in 1989. In that article, Fukuyama argued that communistic social and economic principles collapsed along with the Soviet Union thus leading to a victory for liberal-democratic capitalism in their decades-long battle. What many people missed in Fukuyama’s…
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It came from outer space

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TIME: 65 million years ago. PLACE: What is now the Yucatan Peninsula in eastern Mexico. EVENT: The crash of an asteroid 20 kilometers across. EFFECT: The end of the dinosaurs and most other life forms on Earth at the time. Suppose you were a lumbering triceratops. What would your walnut-sized brain have registered when this…
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