Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Smell Something, Say Something: Obamacare, O’Reilly, and full-time jobs

September 25th, 2015

And Jon sayeth unto the multitudes: “The best defense against bullsh__ is vigilance. So if you smell something, say something.” This admonition came to mind, if not to nose, when I heard Fox’s Bill O’Reilly claim that the Affordable Care Act “has made it more difficult to create full-time jobs in America,” (around 2:30 in the… Read more

It takes both (monetary and fiscal policy)…and the drug market ain’t no market

September 23rd, 2015

One reason it’s been so hard to shift this economy out of second gear–why we’re still stuck with large output and employment gaps–is that there’s actually a cost to dysfunctional federal politics. The Fed’s holding up their side of the bargain, but it takes both monetary and fiscal policy. Over at WaPo. The recent dust-up… Read more