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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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.

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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.

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Getting to Ten Times Better

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

Snow is Scary

It’s OK to be scared by scary things. Driving in the snow is one of them.

The Journalists Have Been Hacked

Journalism’s current standards for determining what is publishable are brittle and subject to manipulation by malicious actors.