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Why Some Policy Experts Question Clinton’s Plan to Contain Drug Costs - The New York Times
It’s a feel-good idea that calls on the companies to account for their claims that they are research entities. But when I ran it by some health economists and other health policy experts, several strongly disliked the idea because it misunderstands the diversity of companies in the pharmaceutical industry. They say it would create perverse incentives that could raise instead of lower the costs of developing new drugs. “This is an astonishingly naïve approach,” said Amitabh Chandra, a professor of public policy at Harvard University, in an email. He argues that the plan could encourage wasteful research spending without necessarily doing much about the prices charged for medications.
Clinton  pharmaceuticals 
february 2016 by HispanicPundit
College Enrollment: Mr Clinton should be less concerned | The Economist
The U.S. education system certainly leaves many things to be desired but Mr Clinton’s concern about the number of Americans enrolled in college, as expressed in his speech last night to the Democratic National Convention, was misplaced. He was upset that the share of the American workforce with degrees is lower than that in other countries. He should read the work of Cambridge economist Chang Ha-Joon. Chang has noted that Switzerland—one of the richest countries in the world and the nation with the third-highest ratio of Nobel scientists per person—has a lower rate of college enrollment than every other rich nation, as well as other beacons of prosperity like Argentina, Lithuania, and Greece. In fact, once a country has crossed some very low threshold, there is no relationship between the number of graduates and national wealth. The explanation is simple: a typical college education does not linearly increase labor productivity.
sidebar  economist  clinton  GDP  education  university 
september 2012 by HispanicPundit
Debt and Forgetfulness - NYTimes.com
Between 1993 and 2001, federal debt held by the public fell from 49.2 percent of GDP to 32.5 percent of GDP. What stopped the paydown of debt wasn’t liberal big spending; it was demands from conservatives that the surplus be used to cut taxes. George Bush said that a surplus means that the government is collecting too much money; Alan Greenspan warned that we were paying off our debt too fast.
deficits  clinton  bush  bushtaxcuts  krugman  sidebar 
july 2011 by HispanicPundit
Greenspan and Unemployment - NYTimes.com
In the process, Mr. Greenspan helped demonstrate that unemployment could fall lower than many economists had believed without setting off inflation. The late 1990s remain the only sustained period over the past 35 years when incomes rose at a healthy rate all across the income spectrum. The jobless rate, at its nadir, was below 4 percent.
greenspan  labor  monetary  inflation  Clinton  leonhardt  economix  sidebar 
march 2011 by HispanicPundit
Presidents and the Economy - Business - The Atlantic
"It's sad, but the economy makes presidents seem like geniuses or clowns more than it should. I think FDR basically did a good job with the banking system, but the fact remains that after 3 years of recession, the economy had probably bottomed out; if Herbert Hoover had taken office in 1930 instead of 1928, he might well have gone down in history as a great president. Carter, too, got painted as an economic clown, even though he started the deregulation and liberalization that Reagan finished. Unfortunately, he also presided over an ugly, ugly recession induced by Paul Volcker's war on inflation.

Conversely, Bill Clinton may have done many good things, but he didn't make any meaningful contribution to the tech bubble, which drove the economy, and especially tax revenues, to soaring heights."
presidency  economy  carter  clinton  FDR  mcardle  sidebar 
august 2010 by HispanicPundit
Conservatives Ignore Their One Proven Success | The New Republic
"The funny thing is, Bush's deal worked. So did Bill Clinton's deficit reduction package three years later, which was structured along similar lines and overcame even more hysterical opposition from the right. It not only worked as intended, it represented possibly the single greatest triumph of domestic conservative policymaking of the postwar era. Look at this chart. Starting in 1990, federal spending fell from 22% of the economy to 18%"
bush  taxes  republicans  clinton  spending  budget  deficits  chait  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
A plain blog about politics: Why Presidents Do What They Do
"Now, it's possible that Hillary Clinton would have failed where Obama succeeded. We can't know how adept she would have been at handling the presidency. Perhaps she would have failed to win support of the necessary GOP votes in the Senate for the stimulus, and perhaps that would have killed off the health care effort. Perhaps she would have been considerably less popular than Obama, whose approval ratings have held up fairly well in the face of tough economic times, and that would have killed off health care reform. But those are skills arguments, not arguments about her policy preferences, and of course one can argue that she would have been more, not less, skilled, and therefore passed health care reform more easily (and perhaps even with a public option and other provisions conservatives dislike). I tend to think that she would have been somewhat less adept than Obama, but that's obviously speculative."
ObamaCare  campaign2008  Clinton  obamaAdministration  bernstein  sidebar 
april 2010 by HispanicPundit
Which is the decade of profligacy? | KeithHennessey.com
"President Obama’s proposed deficits over the eight-year period FY 2009-2017 are 5.9% of GDP, the light blue bar. That’s more than twice as large as the Bush nine year 2.7% average, and almost three times as large as the Bush eight year 2.0% average."
deficits  budget  bush  clinton  obamaadministration  obamafailures  hennessey  sidebar 
february 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Impossibility Of Fiscal Responsibility | The New Republic
"The more Democrats do to reduce the deficit, the easier they make it politically for Republicans to retake power, and the easier they make it fiscally for Republicans to wreck the budget when they do. So, why try?"
deficits  budget  republicans  Democrats  Clinton  bush  tnr  sidebar 
february 2010 by HispanicPundit
Question Answered - Megan McArdle
"So Obama doesn't count because he's not really a Democrat. But Bill Clinton was. But Richard Nixon--the chap who implemented price controls and massively expanded Social Security and Medicare--was definitely a Republican. Jimmy Carter, who deregulated like mad: definitely a Democrat."
bartels  Democrats  republicans  Reagan  Clinton  history  gdp  mcardle  sidebar 
september 2009 by HispanicPundit
Matthew Yglesias » Congress Matters
The reason LBJ and FDR are considered so liberal...is cuz they had a congress that allowed their policies to go through. The reason Clinton was not - is because congress wouldn't let him. What does this tell you about Obama?
obama  campaign2008  clinton  yglesias  sidebar 
october 2008 by HispanicPundit
Greg Mankiw's Blog: Flashback: Middle-Class Tax Cuts
Lets remember that Bill Clinton also proposed a middle class tax cut when he was running - only to later recant.
Clinton  campaign2008  mankiw  sidebar 
october 2008 by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv - diavlogs
Loury and McWhorter on Palin, the chances of Obama to win the presidency, and race. An overall very campaign 2008 specific discussion. Not recommended for current listening.
sidebar  obama  palin  campaign2008  presidency  Clinton  mcWhorter  loury  bloggingheads 
october 2008 by HispanicPundit
Cafe Hayek: Affordable equals "subprime"
"It shows Fannie and Freddie's role (and HUD's) in creating the debacle."
FannieMae  subprime  loans  regulations  Clinton  Roberts  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
Cafe Hayek: Bill cared too
How Clinton's focus on the poor helped create the problem.
subprime  loans  poor  Clinton  Roberts  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: Glass Steagall: The Real History
"The repeal of Glass-Steagall was one of the few saving graces of the current crisis."
regulations  subprime  loans  History  Clinton  tabarrok  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
New Evidence on Taxes and Income - WSJ.com
Laffer on rising wages, income mobility, and the Reagan vs Clinton years.
Reagan  Clinton  wages  middleclass  mobility  campaign2008  Laffer  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
CARPE DIEM: Relentless Negativity Of The Media
Whether its unemployment or job satisfaction...more people are better off under Bush than under Clinton.
bush  Clinton  Happiness  modern-politics  campaign2008  perry  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: Why do lefties dominate Presidential politics?
"Ford, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Gore, and now Obama and McCain are all left-handed. "
bush  Reagan  Clinton  USA  politics  cowen  sidebar 
june 2008 by HispanicPundit
Ross Douthat (June 04, 2008) - Obama and Abortion (Politics)
Obama is definitely the pro-abortion candidate. Another reason to prefer McCain...
abortion  campaign2008  obama  Clinton  douthat  sidebar 
june 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (April 27, 2008) - The nomination battle
Why Obama still needs to be the Democratic primary winner...for the sake of the Democratic party.
obama  Clinton  campaign2008  McArdle  sidebar 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
Ideas: Clinton, Obama, Older voters and Gerontocracy
David Friedman explains why older voters go for Clinton and younger for Obama.
Clinton  obama  Friedman  sidebar 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
Cafe Hayek: Bill vs. Barack
"But the real reason Bill is in demand is his wife. He's the husband of the Senator from New York and possibly the next President of the United States. People are paying for influence and access to power. They're buying a lottery ticket. Just one more rea
Clinton  CampaignReform  Roberts  sidebar 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
The Red Phone in Black and White - New York Times
Orlando Peterson believes the Clinton ad against Obama was racist...I don't know.
sociology  obama  Clinton  campaign2008  racism  NewYorkTimes  sidebar 
march 2008 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Who Will Be Less Bad for Trade?, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"[W]hereas Mr Obama’s economist is Austan Goolsbee, a brilliant Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD at Chicago Business School and a valuable source of free-trade advice over almost a decade, Mrs Clinton’s campaign boasts of no professional econ
free-trade  campaign2008  obama  Clinton  bhagwati  Kling  sidebar 
march 2008 by HispanicPundit
Obama in Muslim Garb » Outside The Beltway | OTB
"The Clinton campaign is circulating a 2006 photo of Barack Obama in Somali tribal clothes, playing to the “B. Hussein Obama is a secret Muslim” nonsense, and getting properly excoriated from the left and right alike."
Clinton  campaign2008  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
Greg Mankiw's Blog: Earmark Track Record
Clinton the worst, Obama a far second, and McCain the best record.
pork  campaign2008  Clinton  McCain  mankiw  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
George the unlucky (and poor Ben, too) - Paul Krugman - Op-Ed Columnist - New York Times Blog
"Bill Clinton got some credit for all this — but the big, undeserved beneficiary was Alan Greenspan, who looked like a genius when he was mostly just in the right place at the right time".
monetary  economy  History  Clinton  Krugman  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
Greg Mankiw's Blog: The Clinton Mortgage Plan
"Economists Richard Thaler and Susan Woodward opine on Senator Clinton's plan to deal with current mortgage problems." Conclusion: It sucks!
subprime  loans  campaign2008  Clinton  mankiw  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
Why has the Bush economy been so lousy? (part I) - Paul Krugman - Op-Ed Columnist - New York Times Blog
"One way to say this is that in the 90s China was mainly a supplier of cheap goods; since then it has been a competitor for increasingly scarce supplies of oil, and imported goods aren’t as cheap as they used to be".
china  usa  bush  Clinton  economy  Krugman  sidebar 
january 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (January 21, 2008) - Greg Mankiw explains it all
"I don't want to hear any more about how the Democrats are the party of fiscal responsibility; none of them are planning to close the current deficit, much less deal with the now-seriously-it-really-is-looming entitlement problem."
Clinton  democrats  deficits  campaign2008  McArdle  sidebar 
january 2008 by HispanicPundit
Dani Rodrik's weblog: A litmus test on trade policy
"The fact that Hillary is unwilling to support a more integrated economic space in the Americas, which her husband espoused so much, makes it very clear to me that she may use Dani’s arguments as an excuse, but she does not share Dani’s goals".
latinamerica  free-trade  campaign2008  Clinton  rodrik  sidebar 
december 2007 by HispanicPundit
Greg Mankiw's Blog: Is comparative advantage obsolete?
Not so. A clarification of what Paul Samuelson meant and how trade is still a powerful tool at reducing poverty.
free-trade  heterdox  Clinton  campaign2008  samuelson  mankiw  sidebar 
december 2007 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: Simple public choice
"My uninformed default assumption is that Hillary wants to win the Iowa caucases. That means her goal is to signal protectionism to Iowa activists and voters, and sophisticated non-protectionism to the more trade-oriented elites and donors."
Clinton  campaign2008  democrats  free-trade  cowen  sidebar 
december 2007 by HispanicPundit
Is Hillary Clinton a Neocon?
The eerie connection between Hillary Clinton and Neocons.
clinton  neocons  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
FT.com | Clive Crook's blog: Hillary's climate-change plan
"Full marks for saying that she would want all of the emission permits to be auctioned. But deduct some for failing to acknowledge what this regime would do to the price of energy. "
Clinton  globalwarming  environmentalism  campaign2008  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
Vox Baby: Speaking Volumes
Why voting for Hillary Clinton is VERY dangerous.
Clinton  campaign2008  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: Better Baby Bonds
The economics of Hillary Clinton's proposed baby bond and an improved solution.
Clinton  campaign2008  sidebar 
october 2007 by HispanicPundit
Privatisation revisited | Free exchange | Economist.com
"low-income workers are exactly those whom government-sponsored private-pension plans are most likely to benefit."
social-security  Clinton  campaign2008  sidebar 
october 2007 by HispanicPundit
Hillary Meter: Support Down for Former First Lady
Please, please, Democrats, nominate Hillary Clinton for the 2008 presidential election, I want another 4 years of Republican control. :-)
politics  Clinton  campaign2008 
may 2006 by HispanicPundit
Clinton Quiet About Wal-Mart Ties - Yahoo! News
"Clinton served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years when her husband was governor of Arkansas...Clinton had kind words for Wal-Mart as recently as 2004..."
Clinton  Wal-Mart 
march 2006 by HispanicPundit
Heritage Policy Blog - There is a Time to Pile On
A response to Hillary Clinton's statement on why she is against vouchers, which btw, shows a great deal of misunderstanding of vouchers. Still yet, she wants to deny the poor the very same choice she exercised with her kid.
vouchers  clinton 
march 2006 by HispanicPundit

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