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Discussing Costs with Your Patient Can Reduce Financial Toxicity
Not specific to CAR-T, but interesting plea to oncologists to discuss treatment costs with patients to avoid "financial toxicity"
cancer  treatment  cost  application  story  18sbx  sh3  insurance 
19 hours ago by csrollyson
Travis Bean guitars — Article by C. William Kamen snapshot of this article copied to an OG Travis Bean fansite
travisbean  guitars  history  story  guitar  waybackmachine 
yesterday by 3rdparty
Beer Track, Wine Track, Get Me Off This Fucking Train
What I think both accounts—the personality and the policy, the beer track and the wine track—miss is the role of ideology, of political argument, of collective story-telling.

The great realigners had such a story. Read FDR’s Commonwealth Club speech. Read Lincoln’s Cooper Union address. What you take away from those speeches is not a list of policies but a narrative, an ideologically-laden narrative, of the last however many decades of American politics, and how those years need to be brought to an end. Above all, they locate a variety of social ills (in Lincoln’s case, not just slavery but also winnowing democracy, constitutional decline, and so on; in FDR’s case, the end of the frontier, the Depression, reaching the limits of capitalist expansion) in a socially malignant form: the slaveocracy, in Lincoln’s case, the economic royalists, in FDR’s case. Again, they didn’t give you a laundry list of issues (sexual harassment here, taxes there, voting rights over there); they wove the whole thing into a single story, a single theory, locating each part in a larger whole.

Some non-realigners also have such an analysis. I’m not a fan of these, but you could definitely say Bill Clinton had such a story, Richard Nixon had such a story. And I would say that Obama had such a story in his speech on Jeremiah Wright.
election  politics  culture  story 
yesterday by oripsolob

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