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Denying Nehru His Due

Ashu Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and Social Sciences, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, Professor of Political Science, writes in The Indian Express about democracy, India's culture, and Jawahar Lal Nehru's possible role in institutionalizing democracy.

(Distributed June 8, 2018)

Why American Doctors Keep Doing Expensive Procedures That Don't Work

Eric Patashnik, Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science, writes in Vox that many medical procedures are not supported by evidence as being effective. 

"The news last fall that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for the relief of chest pain, and the cost of the procedure ranges from $11,000 to $41,000 in US hospitals.

(Distributed June 8, 2018)
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