Tag Archives: Matthew Yglesias

The Nature Of The Firm

In a rambling post at the blog The Determined Statist (aka The Incidental Economist), Harold Pollack touches on several topics that ostensibly relate to the work of Ronald Coase, a Nobel Prize winning economist who died recently at the age of 102. Pollack … Continue reading

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More Medicare Is Not The Answer

Matthew Yglesias is again misrepresenting Medicare, advocating that more of it is the answer to high healthcare prices. As Steven Brill has pointed out, tightening the antitrust laws is the real answer to the problem (although Brill may not really believe his own … Continue reading

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Healthcare Prices

In his lengthy cover article for Time magazine, Steven Brill argues that the first question in the healthcare policy debate should be “why are the bills so high,” rather than blowing past that issue to ask who should pay. Most of his … Continue reading

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Medicare Eligibility Age

It’s always bizarre to see liberals like Matthew Yglesias ignore the historical evidence and argue that central government, with its central planning and price controls, will do a better job at managing the economy than a system organized around markets and competition. … Continue reading

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