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OR Forum paper on Personal Decisions

There is a new paper and discussion at the OR Forum.  Raph Keeney published  a neat paper entitled “Personal Decisions are the Leading Cause of Death” in Operations Research, where he argues that the choices people make (eating, drinking, etc.) cause more deaths than anything else.  There are some very insightful commentaries about this, and I hope the paper and commentaries lead to an interesting discussion.  Check it out!

This paper was the subject of a Newsweek article, and I suspect it will show up more in the media than most OR papers.