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  • Is decoupling real?

    posted to Consider the Evidence on Mon 12th Mar 12

    Since the 1970s, income growth for middle-class American households has become decoupled from growth of the economy. The chart below offers one way to see this. It shows trends in GDP per capita and median family income, with each series displayed as an index

  • The great decoupling

    posted to Consider the Evidence on Tue 1st Feb 11

    Tyler Cowen’s e-bookThe Great Stagnation offers a novel explanation of the slowdown in U.S. median income growth since the 1970s. Here’s his causal model:Innovation —> economic growth —> median income growthIn this model there

  • Americas inefficient health-care system: another look

    posted to Consider the Evidence on Mon 11th Jul 11

    America’s health-care system differs from its counterparts in other affluent nations in a number of ways: greater fragmentation among payers and price-setters, stronger incentives for overuse of advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, higher administrative

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    posted to Economist's View on Thu 19th Sep 13

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    posted to Economist's View on Thu 29th Aug 13

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    posted to Economist's View on Wed 21st Aug 13

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