ronald bailey

Rich and smiling: New study says money does buy happiness
Published on May 9th, 2013
9 comments "I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, honey, rich is better," the vaudevillian Sophie Tucker quipped. Tucker's witticism will not strike most of us as controversial. Yet some really smart...
Freezing eggs: The path to female reproductive equality
Published on Sep 14th, 2012
3 comments More and more women are waiting until they are older to have children. Why? Because they are building their careers and waiting for Mr. Right. But what if Mr. Right fails to come along before they...
Birth defects: When a 37 percent jump doesn't matter
Published on May 11th, 2012
8 comments Children conceived by means of some assisted reproductive technologies run a higher risk of being born with birth defects than do children conceived spontaneously, according to a new study in the...
Silly panic: The fuss over a 'minority white' nation
Published on Apr 13th, 2012
3 comments More by Ron Bailey • Gas, not water: A better fracking way to tap shale • Germ theory: What if disease causes autocracy? • How many? Numbers suggest a low terror deathcount "Whites will become a...
Junk science? Most preclinical cancer studies don't replicate
Published on Apr 6th, 2012
3 comments More by Ron Bailey • Gas, not water: A better fracking way to tap shale • Germ theory: What if disease causes autocracy? • How many? Numbers suggest a low terror deathcount When a cancer study is...
Germ theory: What if disease causes autocracy?
Published on Jun 30th, 2011
1 comments Greater wealth strongly correlates with property rights, the rule of law, more education, the liberation of women, a free press, and more social tolerance. The enduring puzzle for political...
Short people: Let them opt to be taller
Published on Oct 16th, 2003
0 comments This past July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that human growth hormone may now be prescribed to boost the height of short, but otherwise normal, children. Specifically, pediatric...
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