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The Incidental Economist

Paul Ryan is a clarifying choice

August 12, 2012 – Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate brings into focus Romney's willingness to weaken the government’s core… Read more

Aurora tragedy shows value of health reform

July 31, 2012 – The tragic July 20 movie theater attack in Aurora, Colorado, serves a grim reminder of the importance of universal coverage for even young… Read more

Self-fulfilling media narratives

July 12, 2012 – The media picked up the story, repeated the heated rhetoric, and “fanned the flames … Before long, what constitutional experts thought… Read more

Using reform as excuse to attack Medicaid

April 18, 2012 – “Repeal and replace” efforts to kill health reform especially focus on repealing the Medicaid expansion that would extend coverage in… Read more

Vermont moves toward single-payer

May 12, 2011 – Vermont is a signature away from adopting an ambitious plan that would put the state on a path toward a single-payer system and ultimately,… Read more