Posts Tagged ‘N. Gregory Mankiw’

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    Election Economics: How Successful is the US Healthcare System?

    Aug 20, 12 • 269 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Government, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    It might be tough to use statistics to judge US health care. Among OECD countries (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), from 1980 to 1999, for life expectancy, the US ranked #19 and Canada was #5. However, the order flips–US #1 and

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    Mankiw and Colbert

    Oct 29, 10 • 183 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, GovernmentNo Comments

    For some smiles and econ also, the following links are fun. It all began with Harvard’s N. Gregory Mankiw’s NY Times op-ed column on higher tax rates. Explaining, he said that $1000 wisely invested, with no taxes, became $10,000 in 30 years. By