Income Mobility

This past week there were a number of stories on income mobility in the United States. The work these reports were based on was a paper titled: “The Economic Impacts of Tax Expenditures: Evidence from Spatial Variation Across the U.S.” out of Harvard and the University of California. Interestingly, based on the title, the main […]

Retirement Age and Dementia

Recent news reports have been touting the benefits of delayed retirement and the claim that this action will reduce the incidence of dementia. The Huffington Post started their article saying “People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in […]

Biomarkers and heart risk

I watched a news report last week that claimed that a relationship had been identified between heart risk and a set of three biomarkers. An abstract of the paper, titled, Aggregate Risk Score Based on Markers of Inflammation, Cell Stress, and Coagulation is an Independent Predictor of Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes, is available. A description of […]

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