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Ellie Kesselman

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Risk analysis for finance, healthcare and security

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Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Occupation: Statistician
Publications: NewsVine
Expertise: Data quality, risk management, public health, regulatory compliance, financial fraud detection
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 21, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This is excellent reporting about a controversial and important subject: Vaccine refusal by wealthy, well-educated liberals in the most cosmopolitan urban enclaves in the country.

When immunization rates get too low, herd immunity is weakened. This isn't a myth propagated by Big Pharma or Monsanto for self-serving purposes. It is epidemiology, known for 100 years and found effective over and over, for every race, in every nation. This is a highly sensitive issue, which further compounds the danger. Private school administrators know the danger but are hesitant to speak out. Those that do express unease, as well as powerlessness to effect change.

A century ago, much of the resistance was coming from the working class, who were most targeted for compulsory vaccination: in steerage compartments on steamships rather ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

There is food insecurity in Philadelphia, even on the Main Line, yet the Jewish population themselves don't believe it exists at all. Divorce, medical bills and unemployment affect Jews just like so many others in post-recession America.

Often unseen and rarely discussed, Jewish poverty in the Philadelphia area hobbles lives in the same way it does among other ethnic and cultural groups. In fact, Jews may ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This is a good report about an important topic with too little coverage. The $3.9 billion Tappan Zee bridge replacement is one of the largest public infrastructure projects in the USA.

Under the union's plan, costs would be $7.3 million higher, which is disputed by Tappan Zee Construction (TZC). The more significant concern (to me) is the contract. In 2012, the New York State Thruway Authority awarded a $3.1 billion contract to TZC to design and rebuild the bridge by 2018. If TZC finishes on time and under budget, they keep any remaining money as profit. If the project runs late or over budget, TZC pays the difference. This is what I think of as neoliberal ... More »

On May 5, arbitrator J.J. Pierson ruled in favor of the dockbuilders, noting the prevailing practice in local industry is to assign that type of work to dockbuilders. On ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.5

This is a relevant new media topic written by an insider. Unfortunately, it was marred by terrible editing. Most of the author's inline links were displayed as the same garbled string, %3Cblockquote%20class%3D As a result, this already short post was less than it could have been.

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This op-ed by a credible source provides a logical and unbiased explanation for recent news reports about Ebola in Liberia.

I am suspicious of NGOs attributing catastrophic incidents and chronic dysfunction in central Africa to ignorance. Poverty and fear of exploitation are worse and more intractable problems.

I know how skeptical Liberians feel toward the government and international aid, given prior bad experiences. The majority of citizens do not trust the government, ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
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3.9
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie posted this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8

The singleminded emphasis on profits and shareholder value—which took hold in the corporate world during the 1980s—has actually hurt corporations in a number of ways, ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 19, 2014
Ellie commented on this review – Aug. 5, 2014
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Reviewed by Jack Powers - Aug. 4, 2014

Alexander is believed to be the first ex-director of the NSA to file patents on technology that’s directly related to the job he had in ... More »

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That’s what caught my attention too.

Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
2.8

Digging further into the second question, interestingly and perhaps not surprisingly, the young favor not continue the funding, while the older American demographic (65+) ... More »

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Ellie reviewed and starred this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Dave Eggers was not an alarmist: "Secrets are lies, sharing is caring, and privacy is theft."

Sitting behind the outrage was a particularly modern form of disquiet – the knowledge that we are being manipulated, surveyed, rendered and that the intelligence behind ... More »

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Ellie reviewed and starred this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Dave Eggers was not an alarmist: "Secrets are lies, sharing is caring, and privacy is theft."

Sitting behind the outrage was a particularly modern form of disquiet – the knowledge that we are being manipulated, surveyed, rendered and that the intelligence behind ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

The sources for this article are remarkably diverse and deep. Documents and news coverage ranges from Libertarian website Reason, to the Wall Street Journal, the Heritage Foundation, Mother Jones, Politico, New York Times and The Economist. There is no liberal or other bias in the data, nor the reporting.

Inclusion of the link to the U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth survey of 680 Americans holding at least $3 million in investable assets alone makes this article worthwhile reading. It unearths a troubling trend — the birth of a new American aristocracy. Professor Saez responds to the author's direct inquiry, "It’s possible that the U.S. Trust survey is already picking up this trend. Certainly, absent any significant increase in estate and gift taxation, this trend will ... More »

The latest batch of millennial candidates are almost universally children of wealth and privilege. Most embrace some token aspects of social liberalism while hurrying to ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
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3.8
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Ellie reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
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3.7

No other news media online has reported on this. Others have cited it, though. Why might this be?

Police in Berlin have banned protestors from using another popular slogan: “Jude, Jude, feiges Schwein, komm heraus und kämpf allein!”

The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, condemned the attacks there as “intolerable”. “To attack a synagogue and a kosher grocery store is quite simply anti-Semitism ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Hamas’ cruelty to its own people is rarely noted. Recruits for martyrdom in the holy war against Israel are urged to gather on rooftops, instructed by their leaders to ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8

I liked this, 'Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke out forcefully against sending U.S. service members into the middle of sectarian strife. "This is an Iraqi civil war, and it is time for Iraqis to resolve it themselves," the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor. "It is not worth the blood of American service members. It is not worth the monetary cost to the American taxpayer."' I am tired of everyone criticizing us for getting involved. Who are our friends, ... More »

While the White House statement emphasized Obama would continue to consult with Congress, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said the President ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.7
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
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Ellie reviewed this story - Jun 2, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8
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Ellie reviewed this story - Jun 2, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.3

Although the Obama White House has centralized more power than any of its predecessors More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.9

“So when they say I’m a low-level systems administrator, that I don’t know what I’m talking about, I’d say it’s somewhat misleading,” he said. More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8
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Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Excellent reporting by George Joseph, an undergraduate at Columbia University!

These practices exploit immigrants and American citizens who are credentialed teachers, while depriving America's children of the education the public (parents/ tax payers) funded. And to what end? Further enrichment of America's oligarchy.

Thus, we see a familiar pattern of neoliberal “restructuring” in American school systems: Cut public institutions to the bone, leave them to fail without adequate ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - May 15, 2014
Ellie's Rating
2.6

This is very disappointing for The Bulletin. The author, Laura Kahn M.D., is endorsing an infectious disease control approach led by a a consortium, ONE Health. She claims that authorities currently involved, the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health, have been unable to effectively monitor zoonotic diseases. That may be true. Dr. Kahn's failure to disclose her leadership role with ONE Health in the post, or in her bio with The Bulletin, undermines credibility.

ONE Laura Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, FACP is one of the co-founders of the One Health Initiative and is an expert in One Health. The AMA “One Health” resolution was originally drafted by Dr. Kahn under Dr. Davis’s guidance.// TWO The Lancet 2014; 383: 847 on 4-26-2014 -- "Manifesto for planetary health excludes One Health..."// THREE Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 81(2), Art. #725, -- "The business case for One Health" -- "One dollar invested in One Health can generate ... More »

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Ellie posted this story - May 15, 2014
Ellie posted this story - May 15, 2014
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