No to War with North Korea

Emergency Rally Wednesday, August 23 5pm to 6:30pm Park Street Station downtown Boston On August 21 the U.S. will begin joint military maneuvers with the South Korean military on North Korea’s doorstep. These highly provocative exercises only heighten the tensions and the danger of war in the whole area. In response organizers from the Korean peace movement, Mass. Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, United … Continue reading No to War with North Korea

Can Gandhi Still Guide India?

In the wake of Charlottesville, I read with interest an Op-Ed in the New York Times by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, entitled, “Can Gandhi Still Guide India?” In it, the author describes growing religious tensions in India between Hindus and Muslims, and the “right of all minorities— ethnic, linguistic, regional, political, social, and cultural— to be themselves, to be equal, to be free.” What should be done? … Continue reading Can Gandhi Still Guide India?

Attitudes on cost-effectiveness and equity among medical professionals

Do medical professionals value cost-effectiveness or equity higher in clinical decision making? A recent paper in BMJ investigated this question. The following hypothetical decision-making scenario was sent to medical students, residents-in-training, and practicing physicians, to select between two colon cancer screening tests for a population. ‘A group of doctors was formed to help the government decide which of two tests to offer low-risk people. Test … Continue reading Attitudes on cost-effectiveness and equity among medical professionals