- Much of what is wrong with Medicare can be summed up with one fact: “The two drugs have been declared equivalently miraculous. Tested side by side in six major trials, both prevent blindness in a common old-age affliction. Biologically, they are cousins. They’re even made by the same company. But one holds a clear price advantage. Avastin costs about $50 per injection. Lucentis costs about $2,000 per injection. Doctors choose the more expensive drug more than half a million times every year, a choice that costs the Medicare program, the largest single customer, an extra $1 billion or more annually” [emphasis mine] Excellent read
- If you were to plot policy ideas on a graph with a “Idea” axis and a “Popularity/Likelihood of Passage” axis, a gas tax would be in the Great Idea, Low Popularity quadrant – but it’s crazy that the gas tax has held in unadjusted 1993 dollars
- High-powered Wall Street women and their stay-at-home husbands. Interesting article, but I think it misses a chance to make an important point: these types of families – single earners that can support whole families – are increasingly rare
- If you like to cook, there’s something on Megan McArdle’s annual list you’ll want to buy right now
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