For the medical industry, the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference is like the Super Bowl. Last week, an embarrassment of blue-suited entrepreneurs, insurance executives, and lobbyists descended on the Westin St. Francis hotel in downtown San Francisco to hobnob, trade business cards, and watch panels of experts discuss the inner workings of America’s $4 trillion healthcare-industrial complex. Despite the upcoming election and a certain fervor around a single-payer nationalized health insurance plan, the main conference hall displayed no signs of anxiety. While voters may be torn between upgrading a broken healthcare system or replacing it with Medicare for All, the healthcare industry seems certain about where the future is headed. What does that mean for patients? They’ll have to navigate an increasingly complex system as they try to find care that is both affordable and high quality. … [Read more...] about Can high-tech capitalism fix the healthcare industry?
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Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer used RCTs to find the causes of poverty and the efficacy of the various policies used to tackle it. With the help of RCTs, they took into account the opinions, mindsets and behaviour patterns of the poor. Banerjee and Duflo first began their research into the public school system in Kenya in the 1990s. After education, they carried out research in the fields of health, credit, farming, “climate and environmental policy, social networks and cognitive science,” as per an article in the online magazine, Quartz. They performed research experiments in “70 to 80 countries,” as per the BBC. … [Read more...] about Review | Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo’s new book presents poverty and migration in new light
Another provision of the acquisition guidelines which provides an exemption from substantial equity/cross holding clause for a period of one year or more should be modified such that the said exemption is provided only for a period till transfer/merger of licence is taken on record by the licensor (telecom department), Trai recommended. … [Read more...] about Trai moots reforms in merger norms for tel licences spanning marketshare math, approval modalities