Posts Tagged ‘Lyndon Johnson’

  • Thomas Sargent and Cutting the deficit

    John Maynard Keynes and the Generational Impact of Entitlements

    Jul 16, 14 • 888 Views • No Comments

    Before seeing how we are benefiting unequally from entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, let’s start with some history. During 1934, with unemployment high and production low, British economist John Maynard Keynes was reported to......  [read more]

  • For most economists, historians, social scientists, it is tough to avoid research bias

    Making Presidential History

    Nov 13, 12 • 612 Views • No Comments

    President Obama has been having dinner with historians. Described by the NY Times as a “largely left tilting group,” the names I consistently discovered that attended the dinners were: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Robert Caro, Robert......  [read more]

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    Medicare Math

    May 1, 11 • 583 Views • No Comments

    The ratio is 3 to 1. The “3” is how much Medicare recipients are receiving. The “1” is what they paid. Still though, you can see from this NPR report why most people call Medicare an entitlement. According to a study from the Urban......  [read more]

  • Some Medical History

    Jan 20, 10 • 413 Views • No Comments

    late 1940s: Harry Truman proposed (unsuccessfully) what is now called a single -payer plan. Congressmen Richard Nixon and Jacob Javits supported (unsuccessfully) a government......  [read more]