Doctors Vote With Their Feet and Move to Canada

Opponents of universal healthcare tell a lot of tall tales.  In particular, one common tale we were told in the debates about whether the US could provide near-universal healthcare insurance coverage (the so-called Obamacare) was that "socialized" medicine doesn't work. In fact, an oft-repeated tale is that the Canadian socialized insurance system is supposedly so … Continue reading Doctors Vote With Their Feet and Move to Canada

Changes

Changes coming to the blog: I'm intending to resume more active blogging, only now I'll be adding commentary and ideas on higher education and the future of teaching, as well as economics issues. After 3-4 years of strategic planning at my college, experimentation in my own classes, and the founding of Malartu.org, I think I have a few things to add to the conversations.

Intergenerational Transfers, Social Security, and Medicare

The presentation I'm making to some open classes on campus this week and to a community group in early May.  Bottom-line: When media pundits and politicians tell us that the older generation is "screwing" the younger generation, they're lying.  There sound economic theoretical and empirical reasons for intergenerational transfer programs and social compacts like Social … Continue reading Intergenerational Transfers, Social Security, and Medicare