Sentences to Ponder


1. Family “voting” patterns

“Forward-thinking school districts honor families by giving them a say in what is best for their children and by making their choices public and transparent. More school systems should follow the lead of these cities in sharing school choice data.”

2. Why founders fail 

“And then he ran smack into the Product CEO Paradox: The only thing that will wreck a company faster than the product CEO being highly engaged in the product is the product CEO disengaging from the product.”

3. What drives nutritional inequality

“Systematic socioeconomic disparities in household purchases persist after controlling for access: even in the same store, more educated households purchase more healthful foods… Together, our results indicate that policies aimed at improving access to healthy foods in underserved areas will leave most of the socioeconomic disparities in nutritional consumption intact.”

4. N=1 / Personalized trials

“Every day, millions of people are taking medications that will not help them. The top ten highest-grossing drugs in the United States help between 1 in 25 and 1 in 4 of the people who take them.”

5. Global inequality is declining

“One paradox of income inequality in our time is that although the distribution of income has become more unequal within many countries, from a global perspective the distribution of income is becoming more equal. The reason, of course, is that rapid income growth among substantial segments of the population in places like China, India, and even in sub-Saharan Africa will tend to reduce global inequality, at the same time that it increases inequality within these countries.”

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