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Replication, tinted windows, and Obama's post-presidential politics
DCPS started back up this week, which is good news for those of us who like routines. It was also good to see that the city’s test scores bounced back last year from their pandemic lows, though we’re still short of full recovery.
In other good news, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives. Cheaper prescription drugs are coming thanks to Medicare price negotiation. Spot rents are now falling. Rudy Giuliani is guilty of defamation. Election deniers take a loss in Iowa. Marijuana rescheduling is moving forward and so is Brightline expansion in Florida. Plus there’s a new Metric song!
Have a happy Labor Day Weekend, everyone!
Tyler G: As someone who relies on social science research, do you have thoughts on the replication crisis? It seems huge deal that much of knowledge we thought we'd gained over the last few decades turned out to be nonsense.
Has this changed your view on anything, or the way you approach academic research? What should the policy implications be? My intuition is that there'…
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