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Nobody Wants to Be a Politician Now

Young people are disaffected with the political process and lack any interest in running for office, a new book by Jennifer Lawless of American University and Richard Fox of Loyola Marymount University… 29 more words

Peter Orszag

U.S. Should Auction Air Routes

The Department of Transportation is in the process of deciding which U.S. airline should be awarded new nonstop routes between Los Angeles and Beijing. When you think about it, that’s a bit bizarre: Why decide the question administratively, when the agency could simply auction off the slots? 8 more words

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The Unanswered Question Behind Wage Inequality

Why are some publicly traded companies continuing to improve their capital returns while others are disappearing? The answer may help explain — and ultimately help policy makers address — increasing wage inequality in the U.S. 8 more words

Peter Orszag

Have App, Won't Travel

Over the winter break, my teenage children observed, based on their friends and acquaintances, that young adults are much less eager to get their driver’s licenses than they once were, and that in general fewer young people have them. 49 more words

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Warning: You Still Need to Stress About Stress

Differences in life expectancy by education and income are increasing. And while differential trends in smoking and other habits partly explain the lifespan gap, it’s mostly a puzzle. 8 more words

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Medicare Paperwork for All

In making his case for universal health care, Senator Bernie Sanders has reignited a debate over whether the U.S. should have a single-payer system.

from Bloomberg View – Articles by Peter R. Orszag

Peter Orszag

For the Marines, a Troubling Decline

Officers today score lower on IQ tests, and it’s not clear why.

from Bloomberg View – Articles by Peter R. Orszag

Peter Orszag