Dec 3, 2013
A low-income single parent can experience a marginal rate as high as 95 percent — for each dollar earned, the person takes home only 5 cents. And for married parents, the marginal rate for the family's secondary earner can be almost as high.
Nov 26, 2013
Activist funds, which buy stakes in companies in order to force changes in their operations, are one of the hottest trends in finance.
Nov 19, 2013
Perhaps the Federal Reserve has something to learn from the central bank of New Zealand about how to manage a mortgage market.
Oct 7, 2013
Hospitals have been criticized, including by me, as wildly inefficient. Yet two new pieces of evidence suggest that the hospital market may be more efficient than conventional wisdom suggests.
Sep 24, 2013
A new set of projections released last week by Medicare's actuaries has drawn much attention, in part because it suggests the deceleration in the growth of health costs we've seen over the past few years is ephemeral.
Sep 17, 2013
Although childhood obesity in the United States is a stubbornly difficult problem, some progress is being made. And the new organizations fighting obesity offer larger lessons for national policy.
Sep 4, 2013
The U.S. nonprofit sector has survived surprisingly well since the 2008 financial crisis. Even during the depths of the downturn, its revenue rose steadily.
Aug 27, 2013
Medicare continues to exhibit remarkably slow growth. That's great news, but a debate is raging about whether this is caused by a weak economy (and therefore will reverse as the economy recovers) or other factors (and therefore may persist, drastically improving the budget outlook).