The #toshi2024 platform. (An updated #toshi2020 platform now that it's clear I won't be on the ballot. :-D)

Sections:

Economy
Education
Environment
Health
Justice and equality
National security
Economy:

- Flat tax
- New Civilian Conservation Corps-type entity
- Abolish welfare, establish UBI per @AndrewYang
- Free trade iff other parties have similar worker and environmental protections
Education:

- No vouchers, regulate charters, revisit Common Core
- Research cultural effects on kids' education
- Regulate Federal student loans, ensure a reasonable ROI
- Allow refinancing all student loans to T-bill rates
- Expand Head Start
- Eliminate affirmative action
Environment:

- Pigovian taxes for environmental external costs, including of carbon. Attn @physicspod
- Eliminate solar subsidies, but also eliminate fossil fuel subsidies
- Invest in publicly owned energy storage and distribution infrastructure, leased back to private sector
Health:

- Allow people to truly exit system including waiver of EMTALA
- Public option with sliding scale subsidies
- Rework Social Security Disability, as abuse apparently endemic
- Stop subsidizing parking and road construction, and emphasize public transit
Justice and equality:

- Mandatory review of all stop, arrest, sentencing data with non-Barr-corrupt DOJ oversight if/when disparities found
- Decriminalize possession of all drugs, with pardons/commutations of all non-violent detainees
National Security:

- Withdraw troops from foreign lands
- Re-evaluate all weapons programs for utility and cost:benefit ratio (ignoring pork barrel concerns)
- Stop the drone wars, _increased_ under Trump
- Mandate E-Verify, and have harsh fines for employers and employees alike
Source for the screenshots is a thread of my own posts for my never-off-the-ground #toshi2020 platform on another forum:

ridemonkey.bikemag.com/threads/the-to…

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31 Dec 19
The linked article is actually quite reasonable, assessing various trials on their merits. (Many of them are so muddled as to not be testing one claim--see Lyon.)

Of them one old trial is of particular interest:

ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/01…
They kept total fat nearly constant while reduced cholesterol and increased linoleic acid in their experimental diet.

Moderate n (422-424). Adherence of about 50% fwiw.
And here's the kicker, a harbinger of all our composite/secondary endpoints in current papers:

"The difference in the primary end point of the study-sudden death or myocardial infarction -was not statistically significant.
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28 Dec 19
An attempt to rationally define a glucose target for non-diabetic CGM users:

Per these linked works (both digs from second but good background in first) glycemic excursion is strongly associated with oxidative stress.

care.diabetesjournals.org/content/31/Sup…

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/… ImageImage
The table shows that in ostensibly healthy controls excretion of this oxidative byproduct is of a level that corresponds (in the DM2 group) to a mean amplitude of glycemic excursions of 40 mg/dL.
Note extrapolation in one group from another. These aren’t perfect data and lowish n (21 iirc). Also we don’t know if this is really the optimum—is there a lower bound where the oxidation vs MAGE curve flattens out?

(Or if we reduce oxidation too much will this be deleterious?)
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