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Saturday links: the secular decline in cereal

Abnormal Returns Medicine Americans increasingly don't have a family doctor, i.e. general practitioner. Five insights from "Random Acts of Medicine: The Hidden Forces That Sway Doctors, Impact Patients, and Shape Our Health" by Apunam Jena and Christopher Worsham.

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: Mind Medicine takes proxy battle to annual meeting with rival board nominees


Mind Medicine (MindMed) Inc. in premarket trades after the psychedelic medicine maker issued its letter to shareholders urging them to vote for its board of directors at its June 15 shareholder meeting rather than rival nominees from meme stock trader Jake Freeman. MNMD stock fell 0.3%


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Podcast links: better financial decisions

Abnormal Returns Non-finance Russ Roberts talks with Dr. Anupam Bapu Jena, co-author of "Random Acts of Medicine." Brooks, co-author of "Build the Life You Want, the Art and Science of Getting Happier." Derek Thompson talks with Brian Potter about why innovation in construction is seemingly non-existent.

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Longform links: the beef industry

Abnormal Returns Medicine Cezary Podkul, "Insurers now routinely require doctors to kick back as much as 5% if they want to be paid electronically." ( Housing Colorado's mountain towns have an affordable housing problem. An empty lot is an opportunity. A neighborhood full of empty lots is a problem.

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Longform links: a collective hallucination

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Books An excerpt from “Random Acts of Medicine: The Hidden Forces That Sway Doctors, Impact Patients, and Shape Our Health” by Anupam B. Jena and Christopher Worsham. An excerpt from “Nobody’s Fool: Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do About It” by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris.

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Longform links: the post-gatekeeper era

Abnormal Returns Why America's doctors increasingly feel alienated by corporate medicine. ( Longreads How the business of financial advice has changed over time and what always matter. How Google mediates our interaction with the world. A profile of Lawrence Yeo of More to That fame.

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10 July 4th Reads

The Big Picture

Boston Review ) • Suddenly, It Looks Like We’re in a Golden Age for Medicine : We may be on the cusp of an era of astonishing innovation — the limits of which aren’t even clear yet. ( Bloomberg ) • The Localist: Why did Chicago become the headquarters of free market fundamentalism? Slate ) • The First MAGA Democrat : Robert F.

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