The latest edition of the Cochrane Review meta study on masking and other interventions is, sadly, little more than a rehash of old studies that tells us nothing new about the efficacy of masks. The first version was published in 2006, the fifth version completed in January 2020 (but was held up until Nov. 2020),… Continue reading Masks in Review
What can sport do to clean itself up?
There needs to be a complete paradigm shift in how doping is regulated, in which punishment and shaming of athletes is eliminated and a grand bargain is instead implemented.
Analysis: Super-Shoes Have No Impact On Elite Men’s Race Times
Events studied for the years 2001-2021 were the 10,000 Meters, 10km Road race, Half Marathon, and Marathon. For each event, the average time of the top 100 runners was calculated for each year and placed on a graph showing the progression of times before and after the adoption of super-shoes. Continue Reading
Reflections on a New York State of Governance
Watching the political struggle over bail reform in New York from the ramparts of suburban NJ, I often think about the way that debate, and other debates over governance, are perceived in the rural areas and towns of the state where I grew up. With a population of about 10,000, the town of Fredonia lies… Continue reading Reflections on a New York State of Governance
Unraveling The Mystery of Boomer Sociopathy
Observers of generational conflict say it is natural for those in younger generations to disparage older ones (and vice-versa), while most social scientists dismiss the idea of distinct “generations” altogether. Nevertheless, many Americans on the younger side are unable to shake the impression there exists a lack of moral integrity among “Baby Boomers” and have struggled to understand WHY.