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Thinking about risk and swine flu

The misallocation of attention and resources on rare but spectacular risks, to the detriment of dealing with mundane but far more lethal ones, is something I’ve personally commented on more than once; our skewed psychology of risk is still not […]

A good news story about public hospitals and public healthcare

Last week I had surgery as a public patient in a public hospital in NSW. I’ve lived to tell the tale.