Monthly Archives: March 2014

How do Olympic Medals Affect Longevity?

Abstract: This paper investigates how status affects health by comparing mortality between Gold medalists in Olympic Track and Field and other finalists. Due to the nature of Olympic competition, analyzing performance on a single day provides a way to cut … Continue reading

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Geography of Fame

WHERE do the most successful Americans come from? I was curious. So I downloaded Wikipedia… Why do some parts of the country appear to be so much better at churning out American movers and shakers? I closely examined the top … Continue reading

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Cochrane on Higher Education

A few thoughts. Why does a university simultaneously borrow $3.6 billion but have $6.7 billion Invested? If borrowing is such a big deal, why not just spend the endowment on new buildings? Answer: universities can borrow at municipal rates, free … Continue reading

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Review: Salido vs Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko’s amateur boxing record is 396-1, including two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012). And this is in the lighter weight divisions where boxing is at its most competitive. The guy might be the greatest amateur boxer ever. He’s … Continue reading

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