Author: Vikram Bath

Vikram Bath is the pseudonym of a former business school professor living in the United States with his wife, daughter, and dog. (Dog pictured.) His current interests include amateur philosophy of science, business, and economics. Tweet at him at @vikrambath1.
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They are Newton’s Laws of Motion

It seems like students should at least be told that others refer to them as Newton’s laws of motion even as they chose to refer to them differently.

impeachment 63

Impeach Him, Tonight

A rule that allows presidents to do whatever they want as long as they don’t have very much time remaining in office is a bad one with many easily foreseeable downsides.

Press briefing 129

We Deserve Donald Trump

The president has not changed in the least bit over the last eight months. We have no new information…The only thing that changed is that we are mad.

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Do All Lives Matter?

One thing I’ve noticed about the correction of “All Lives Matter” is that it doesn’t really seem sufficient if one’s goal is purely to inform.

The Director of the CDC Might Have Lied To Us

The likely reason the United States will not get drive-through testing is because we lack the testing capability, not because we want to preserve the provider-patient relationship.

10x programmer

Getting to Ten Times Better

Vikram briefly examines three domains governed by power-law distributions: basketball, programming, and money

housing

The American Lawn is a Shared Nuisance

The American housing market has a number of features that makes many participating homeowners unhappy, and there is no clear way out.

Healthcare data

Do You Really Want Full Access to Your Health Data?

The right to access your health information in a programmatic fashion also gives you the right to unwittingly give a random app developer access to your health information. Is this a right we actually want?

GM Strike

The GM Strike is Going to Take a While

There’s an election a year from now, and many of the people affected by the UAW strike live in the states that will determine the election’s outcome.