Complementary and Preventive Medicine: Healthcare & American Public Policy, Part 5

Part 1: Economics Part 2: Campaign Finance & Elections Part 3: Education Part 4: Food On March 23, 2010, you may have seen many Facebook profiles switch over to the picture on the right. This is a picture of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Most of the people …

New Zealand Grows No GMOs: Food & American Public Policy, Part 4

Part 1: Economics Part 2: Campaign Finance & Elections Part 3: Education The US recently unveiled their new version of the food pyramid and have called it: Choose My Plate. I think this food plate is much better than the pyramid, but I won’t get into that in this post. I’ll talk about my opinion …

A Shift Towards Waldorf & Montessori: Education & American Public Policy, Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, I spoke about American public policy in the context of economics. Specifically, I tied in the concept of altruism and showed how given the opportunity, people are more likely to take money from a complete stranger than give money to a complete stranger. In Part 2 of this series, …

Integrity, Please: Campaign Finance and Elections & American Public Policy, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about public policy in America as it relates to economics. As I said quite clearly in the 1000 words or so, it’s difficult to surmise such a vast topic in such a short space, but I think I made an important connection between altruism and economic policy. …

Altruism, To Give or To Take: Economics & American Public Policy, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I wanted to do a series of posts on American Public Policy. This first post will be about America’s economic policy. As a disclaimer, I should say, economics can be a very academic field, in that there are hundreds of programs around the world that offer doctoral …

Updates to JeremiahStanghini.com: Papers & Series

I noticed that I’d been getting some more traffic than usual to my about page, so I thought I’d read it and see what it says (it had been a while since I’d seen it). Upon reading it, I realized that it needed some updating… so I’ve gone ahead and done that. I’ve tried to …

Papers & Series

On this page, you’ll find a link to all the papers/series I have posted on this website. I’ve listed them in chronological order by when they were written, starting with the most recent.┬áMeaning, if I wrote the paper in 2008, but didn’t publish it as a series until 2013, it’s listed as written in 2008. …

Ignore Sunk Costs: List of Biases in Judgment and Decision-Making, Part 1

It can be really fun to write a series of posts on a particular topic. By my count, I’ve done this at least seven times so far. Today, I’d like to start what I hope will be an oft-read series on biases in judgment and decision-making (to some, cognitive biases). Because of my background in …

Are Grades and Tests the Best Way to Measure Learning?

The other week in class, I was speaking with a classmate about grades and learning. We were opining about how sometimes, getting the right answer (on an assignment) shouldn’t necessarily be the goal of the assignment. That is, shouldn’t┬álearning be the goal? Shouldn’t improving one’s storehouse of wisdom be the goal? Shouldn’t understanding be the …

Why I’m Considering Not Watching Football

For the better part of my life, I have been a football fan. I’ve seen every Superbowl since 1991 and seen quite a few Grey Cups between then and now, too. However, I’m strongly considering not watching football anymore. Based on my previous fandom, this may seem strange. The obvious question follows — why? Well, …