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Let People Shop for Health Care

When people get information about prices and can shop around for health care, they really do choose less expensive options. 

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The World’s Most Common Fear

In this clip, comedian Jerry Seinfeld jokes about how widespread the fear of public speaking is. It is true that public speaking, or glossophobia, is almost always present on lists of top ten phobias. 425 more words

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Disparity in Pay and the Fluidity of the Job Market

There is a longstanding and growing inequality in the incomes of Americans. That statement is woefully unsurprising, though the true terms of income disparity may be.  344 more words

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Private Companies Are Driving China's Growth

The prevailing image of state capitalism in China is dated and wrong. As a new book demonstrates, private companies are now the country’s main engine of economic growth. 8 more words

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What Tattoos Tell Us About the Economy

The popularity of tattoos continues to rise, especially among certain U.S. demographics. What does that say about the U.S. economy and Americans’ expectations?

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Patient Health Doesn't Explain Cost Differences 

New research suggests it is patients’ health, rather than regional differences in medical treatment, that explains the wide variation in medical costs in the U.S. However, much evidence suggests that this new research is wrong. 8 more words

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Inequality Starts With Your Employer

Americans’ earnings are increasingly unequal, not because companies give certain employees outsize paychecks but because some companies pay everyone better than other companies do.

from Bloomberg View – Articles by Peter R. Orszag

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