Posts Tagged ‘state spending’

  • Minimal GDP growth, an output gap and slowly declining unemployment indicate a sluggish economic recovery.

    Chart of the Week: The Rare Disease Spending Dilemma

    Jul 20, 14 • 174 Views • Economic Debates, Government, Health Care, Households, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Our Sunday Chart of the Week Since our chart looks at Medicaid spending on rare diseases, we better start with Medicaid. It is complicated. Yes, Medicaid targets the poor and has federal and state funding. However, varying from state to state, it has

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    State Dilemmas

    Jan 16, 11 • 211 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Do higher taxes make you want to move? Hearing that taxes were going up in Illinois, the governor of Wisconsin said, “Escape to Wisconsin.” According to census figures, people do seem to be moving to no income tax states. One journalist explains