May 8, 2013
Whether or not Hurricane Sandy had a connection to climate change, climate change will make future Hurricane Sandys more common, imposing enormous costs on cities.
May 1, 2013
The recent deceleration in U.S. healthcare costs appears to be at least partially structural, and not entirely due to a still-lackluster economy. That offers some hope that the slowdown will continue. Still, more needs to be done to encourage the trend.
Apr 24, 2013
For a country that prides itself on a robust private sector, the United States lags behind many other nations in using the private sector to finance, build and operate infrastructure.
Apr 8, 2013
News that the White House will propose a new cost-of-living index in the budget it releases this week has brought joy to deficit scolds and consternation to defenders of Social Security.
Apr 3, 2013
Better-educated Americans increasingly live longer than everyone else, and children from higher-income families in the United States are getting more education than other people. These are two of the most disturbing trends in the United States, and it’s entirely plausible that they are related.
Mar 20, 2013
New evidence that the slowdown in healthcare costs over the past five years is happening not only because of a weak economy comes from the Economic Report of the President, released last week by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Mar 13, 2013
Improving the quality of education delivered through our public schools can not only boost economic growth but also help to narrow income inequality in the United States. And the best way to improve education is to identify and promote the most talented teachers.
Mar 7, 2013
When people get more education, they become more productive and help strengthen the entire U.S. economy.