Posts Tagged ‘health care’

  • The Congress and the Fiscal Cliff

    Fiscal Cliff Notes

    Nov 11, 12 • 281 Views • No Comments

    There might be 2 ways to look at the fiscal cliff. Specifically, we can focus on tax increases and spending cuts: Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut: expire Affordable Care Act taxes: kick in   Spending Cuts Emergency...  [read more]

  • Industries afflicted with Baumol's Disease have slower productivity growth.

    Babies and the Elderly

    Oct 24, 11 • 303 Views • No Comments

    The beginning of life and the end of life are becoming more expensive. The number of premature babies in the U.S. has soared by 36% during the past 25 years. Caused partially by twins, triplets, (and more) from older mothers and by advances in...  [read more]

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    More Health Care Jobs

    Sep 16, 11 • 232 Views • No Comments

    The health care industry has added 300,000 jobs to the U.S. economy during the past 12 months. New jobs, new construction, new technology, more care. Should we be pleased? This Dr. Seuss-like animated short from marketplace.org presents the downside of health...  [read more]

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    The Vitamin Police

    Jun 18, 11 • 258 Views • No Comments

    Most of the corn flakes that we eat in the U.S. are illegal in Denmark because they have vitamin supplements. Consequently, the NY Times tells us that large food companies like Kellogg’s and small stores stocking Marmite, have to undergo an expensive...  [read more]

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    Old and Young States

    May 31, 11 • 297 Views • No Comments

    Maine is an old state. At 42.7, the median age of Maine’s population is the highest in the U.S. The youngest state is Utah (large families and many children), with a median age of 29.2. Other “young states” include Texas and Alaska. And,...  [read more]