Persons suffering from disabilities are often entitled to compensation from the Social Security Administration (SSA). We do so by estimating the causal impact of fatness within an empirical model using the method of instrumental variables, and testing the robustness of our findings using the most common measure of fatness in the social science literature – body mass index – with what is a more theoretically appropriate measure of fatness – total body fat and percent body fat.
The first controversial time in Michael Astrue’s life, as best I can tell from looking at records available on the internet, was in 2001 when the newly elected President George W. Bush suggested Astrue as a possible Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Astrue was never formally nominated for the position.
That surprising bit of news comes 18 years after the fact in a reminiscence by Cato Institute senior fellow Jose Pinera, who once upon a time served as Chile’s secretary of labor and social security, and who designed that country’s highly successful pension reforms in 1980.
I would like to see the SSA make it mandatory to receive a one-time code via the U.S. Mail to finalize the creation of all new accounts, whether or not users opt for extra security.” Perhaps the agency will require this in the future, but it’s mystifying to me why it doesn’t already do this by default.
Sclerosis means hardening, so the name means progressive systemic hardening – and we’re talking not just about hardening of the skin but of internal organs, like the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, we’re talking about real hardness, the kind of hardness that would shut down one of these organs.