February 15th through February 16th:
The first few links are from the history of diversity in various industries’ and their impact on quality, affordability, and safety.
- “Fly Me” – TIME – National Airlines pleads innocence in 1971 to the “Fly Me” campaign despite flight attendant protests.
- Classic TV Commercial Jingles: Braniff presents “The Air Strip” – A commercial dubbed “outrageously sexist” for its portrayal of flight attendants.
- Coffee, Tea or Tails? – TIME – Article from 1974 about Continental’s “We Move our Tails For You” ad campaign
- Health Care Renewal: GE: We Bring More Conflicts (of Interest) to Light – An example of a purchaser that struggles with supporting an affordable care system, and supporting an un-affordable care system at the same time.
- No Pharma Funding | When Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City stopped accepting commercial support for its continuing medical education activities last January, many at the institution had their doubts that the program would survive – CME without industry support is possible. I would tend to favor events that are less fancy and have less bias.
- apophenia: open-access is the future: boycott locked-down academic journals – A more assertive argument around locked down journals.
- Running a hospital: You can take your $15 fee and … ! – I wonder how relevant peer review is in general. I am going to start a tag cloud on this and keep track.