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Eric Patashnik

Bring Back Earmarks (comments by Eric Patashnik)

January 11, 2018 U.S. News & World Report

Political scientist Eric Patashnik comments on the banned practice of earmarks, saying "Restoring earmarks is not strong enough medicine to cure the dysfunctions of today's Congress. Polarization runs much too deep. But it is still a sensible thing to do."


Unhealthy politics: The battle over evidence-based medicine (research by Eric Patashnik cited)

October 25, 2017 Yale News

A book review of "Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine" that draws on public opinion surveys, physician surveys, case studies, and political science models to explain how political incentives, polarization, and the misuse of professional authority have undermined efforts to tackle the medical evidence problem and curb wasteful spending. 


Unhealthy Politics: The Battle Over Evidence-Based Medicine

October 19, 2017

Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine, co-written by Public Policy program director Eric Patashnik, describes the U.S. medical system, the most advanced in the world, and its insufficient evaluation process of treatments that often become widespread.