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How repealing Obamacare could splinter neighborhoods

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In the early 1990s, one of Florida's most populous counties had a problem. So many uninsured residents were using the public hospital that it was costing the county more and ...

Trump Team’s Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists

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Feb. 17, 2017 1:31 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections ...

Considerations On Cost Disease

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I. Tyler Cowen writes about cost disease. I’d previously heard the term used to refer only to a specific theory of why costs are increasing, involving labor becoming more efficient ...

Industrial Revolution Comparisons Aren't Comforting

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The machines bring trouble. Source: Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share LaborTyler Cowen is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a professor of economics at George Mason University and ...

Things Might Be OK If Trump Borrows From Abe

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I feel like I've known you forever. Photographer: Mario Tama/getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share U.S. EconomyNoah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance ...

Federal agents conduct sweeping immigration enforcement raids in at least 6 states

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U.S. immigration authorities launched a series of raids, traffic stops and checkpoints in at least half a dozen states across the country on Thursday and Friday, sweeping up an unknown ...

Beware of Consultants Bearing Rosy News About Mergers

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Don't worry. The economist said we were cool. Photographer: Attila Kisbenedek/afp/getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share EconomicsNoah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance ...

Feisty, Protectionist Populism? New Zealand Tried That

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Robert Muldoon, campaigning in 1975. Source: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share PoliticsTyler Cowen is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a professor of economics at George Mason ...