The effect of per-item fees on the behaviour of general practitioners
A study was conducted on the effect of per-item fees on the the services of general practitioners (GPs). UK's National Health Services already approved the use of financial incentives for GPs. Results showed that per-item fees modification had a minor effect on the supply of treatments. However, target payments were found to have a significant effect. Further studies were recommended regarding the effectivity of per-item fees.
Publication Name: Journal of Health Economics
Subject: Health care industry
Monet's spending habits caused him to make some unusual demands at a 1908 exhibition of his paintings of water-lily ponds. He asked art dealers to purchase 16 paintings in advance at relatively high prices. Monet spent his money on his gardens, home, studios, painting supplies, and family.
Publication Name: Vanity Fair
Subject: General interest
Primal chic: natural fibers are just the beginning. It's time to go way back to the basics
Some basic building materials are adobe, dried clay, dried guano, pine cones or even stacks of old Sunday supplements. To get lumber and still be natural one can burrow out a hollow tree, or steal from beavers. The most basic home is of course none at all. One simply wanders the earth.
Publication Name: The New York Times Magazine