Day: January 20, 2011

Tax and spend

Greg Mankiw’s comments are ricocheting around the blogosphere. I have a plan to reduce the budget deficit.  The essence of the plan is the federal

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R and R

Is sharing some cost risk with providers “religious dogma“? What do elections mean? A critic of high-risk pools defends them Didn’t we already do this?

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Medicaid bashing

Medicaid sure has problems. One of them, Avik Roy claims, is that it “provides far worse care than people can obtain on their own.” I know

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Health Wonk Review

It’s out. UPDATE: I had the wrong link. Fixed. (Darn. Ruined such an efficient post with this update.)

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Fiscal crises and divided government

For methodological reasons I recently read “State Responses to Fiscal Crises: The Effects of Budgetary Institutions and Politics” by James Poterba (Journal of Political Economy, 1994). Yes, I’m

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