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Kristian Niemietz
10 August 2015
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Technological progress is often held to be one of the main drivers of rising healthcare spending. Medical science advances, enabling us to manage or even cure more and more diseases, and great though...
Kristian Niemietz
1 June 2015
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Individual healthcare costs are generally unpredictable. We cannot know whether we will need healthcare treatment next year, what kind of treatment that would be, and what its price is. It is...
Kristian Niemietz
11 May 2015
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The Economist, 11 April 2020 With the 2020 General Election less than four weeks away, this special edition and the next two will provide some in-depth analysis of what we think this government got...
Philip Booth
5 November 2014
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A great deal of IEA work corroborates studies produced by the government in suggesting that we have a huge implicit government debt. We can do the fancy maths to try to quantify this government debt...
Ryan Bourne
29 October 2014
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Last week’s public-finance statistics were truly dreadful. They showed that despite a year of fairly robust economic growth, UK government borrowing since the start of the financial year 2014...
Glynn Brailsford
27 October 2014
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Government borrowing is currently running 10 per cent higher than last year – exemplifying the already parlous state of the UK’s public finances. However, the long-term implications of...
Kristian Niemietz
28 August 2014
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“Labour’s summary of the ideas […] says they “clear the way for a massive shift of resources from the NHS to private companies”. […] [P]rivate companies (Labour...
Kristian Niemietz
7 November 2013
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During the US presidential election campaign, Mitt Romney was frequently scorned for his awkward stance on Obamacare. He lambasted Obamacare rhetorically, but it was well known that as Governor of...
David S. D'Amato
13 May 2013
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Americans are little more than half a year away from full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (‘Obamacare’). Small businesses are fretting, wondering how they will carry the new...