Archive for March 3rd, 2011

The Unassailable Math Of Health Care

OK, I know you are sick to the point of nausea of hearing that the solution to America’s fiscal problems lies in controlling health expenditures. Unfortunately it’s true as this graph from John Hempton makes strikingly clear. As John points out there is one hell of a lot of room to squeeze down expenditures without [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About Pensions

If you are really on the wonkish side and have a burning desire to research state and local pension plans then here’s a tool you have to have. It’s a comprehensive data base that Boston College has up. Really, it’s kind of cool to play around with and great for arming yourself with statistics you [...]

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