Education

Bureaucracy, Education, Implications, NeuroPsyche

US Censors Mental Health Journalist Bob Whitaker? (Mind Freedom International)

our society of believes that all people diagnosed with
schizophrenia need to be on medication all their lives. Yet, the NIMH
has funded a long-term study of schizophrenia outcomes by a researcher
named Martin Harrow, and in 2007 he reported that at the end of 15
years, the recovery rate for those off medication was 40%, versus 5%
for those on medication. …

Education, Hypnosis, Math, Money

Math as Mass Hypnosis: On Mortgage-Backed Securities, Maritime Warfare, and Medical Research (MedScape Today)

The problems with the mathematical models started when banks started offering mortgages without knowing a borrower’s assets or income. (These were called “NINjA” loans, as in “No Income? No Assets?
Here is a loan anyway.”) Models don’t generally run very well unless you have good data to plug into the model; therefore, analysts were forced to make what amounted to an educated guess as to the
chance that a NINjA loan would end in default. …