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A follow-up from yesterday’s bankruptcy post, below. Megan McArdle:

Yet upon closer examination, it turns out that it is not just wrong, but actively, aggressively wrong.  Warren and her co-authors have obscured important and obvious facts that call the integrity of the work into serious question.

For those of us less-well-versed in academic critique it’s worth, well worth, the read.



Medical bills are behind more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday in a report they said demonstrates that healthcare reform is on the wrong track.

More than 75 percent of these bankrupt families had health insurance but still were overwhelmed by their medical debts, the team at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School and Ohio University reported in the American Journal of Medicine.