Pages

Sunday, February 24, 2013

HSPH in China

Hsiao's is the project I funded:

In his speech to the Asia Society and in other talks and meetings, Frenk also highlighted HSPH’s decades-long collaborative efforts in Hong Kong and mainland China. One prominent example is the work of William Hsiao, K.T. Li Professor of Economics at HSPH, who researched and developed a low-cost insurance system that now covers more than 90% of the 800 million people living in rural China.


http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/dean-frenk-china-trip/

Pinocchio traders with fantastic returns are lying to themselves

Pinocchio traders with fantastic returns are lying to themselves - The Washington Post

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lord Acton on "Power Corrupts",

Lord Acton on "Power Corrupts", David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

Universal pre-K is bad for everyone

Universal pre-K is bad for everyone | Penelope Trunk Blog

The Kids Are Alright - NYTimes.com

The Kids Are Alright - NYTimes.com

The Health Benefits That Cut Your Pay - NYTimes.com

Make health care insurance act like insurance


Here’s a completely different idea, one that might actually work. Let’s give every American health insurance, but only for truly rare, major and unpredictable illnesses. In other words, let’s cover everyone but not everything. It would take a generation to transition fully to such a system, but eventually the most routine and expected medical treatments, from checkups and minor illnesses all the way to common chronic conditions and expected end-of-life care, would be funded from our individual health savings; only the most major needs — for example, cancer, stroke and trauma — would be paid out of insurance.


The Health Benefits That Cut Your Pay - NYTimes.com

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

Labor Wins—in China

Labor Wins—in China

U.S. Gun Murders in 2010

U.S. Gun Murders in 2010

Hans Rosling shatters myth of “developed” versus “developing” nations

Hans Rosling shatters myth of “developed” versus “developing” nations

IMF sees 140m jobs shortage in ageing China as 'Lewis Point' hits

IMF sees 140m jobs shortage in ageing China as 'Lewis Point' hits - Telegraph

There is no great stagnation

CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: Checkerboard Puzzle, Moore's Law, and Growth Prospects

Econbrowser: Is this a good time to buy stocks?

http://www.econbrowser.com/archives/2013/02/is_this_a_good.html

Friends of Fraud

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/opinion/krugman-friends-of-fraud.html?_r=0

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Budget Sequestration - How to Do It Right -


The right kind of cuts are okay


Budget Sequestration - How to Do It Right - NYTimes.com

Is Dr. Oz Doing More Harm Than Good?

Rule One for economics: incentives matter.
Even smart scientists will ignore hard science if there is money to be made.


Michael Specter: Is Dr. Oz Doing More Harm Than Good? : The New Yorker

North Dakota Went Boom

North Dakota Went Boom - NYTimes.com

Tips are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America

Tips are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America | Chelsea Welch | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Higher Education: The Utility of Uselessness?

Brad DeLong : Higher Education: The Utility of Uselessness?

Why the rich don’t want to talk about inequality, and why the 99% do

Why the rich don’t want to talk about inequality, and why the 99% do � Economics for public policy

Veterans Make Up Shrinking Percentage of Suicides

Veterans Make Up Shrinking Percentage of Suicides - NYTimes.com:


 Dr. Kemp said veterans tend to fall into higher-risk groups, which include: being male; living in a rural area, particularly in the West; and having access to firearms.

The Big Picture

http://t.ritholtz.com/bigpicture/#!/entry/mainstream-leaders-blogs-are-valuable-news-sources,510cb30bd7fc7b567013d232

Friday, February 01, 2013

Brad DeLong : Liveblogging World War II: February 1, 1943

http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2013/02/liveblogging-world-war-ii-february-1-1943.html

The Real Reason for the Decline of American Unions

The Real Reason for the Decline of American Unions - Bloomberg

The Real, and Simple, Equation That Killed Wall Street

Leverage and return.

The Real, and Simple, Equation That Killed Wall Street | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Japan's Demographic Disaster

Boarding a train a Takadanobaba during rush hour might alleviate the worry that Japan has too few people.

Japan's Demographic Disaster - The Diplomat

Three Points on Today's Hagel Hearings

Three Points on Today's Hagel Hearings - James Fallows - The Atlantic

An Agenda for Medicare Reforms

CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: An Agenda for Medicare Reforms