The greediest companies in healthcare

The greediest companies in healthcare

Healthcare in America is well known for having outrageously high prices. Compared to our European counterparts, American healthcare can often run two-to-three times the cost for any given procedure. While some of this cost comes from markups on pharmaceuticals and...
Why legendary economists like UBI

Why legendary economists like UBI

Although in recent years, UBI has gained traction primarily with left-wing progressives and billionaire libertarians, the historic base of support for UBI has come from a more moderate place. This article from Bloomberg addresses the historic context for UBI and how...
Man receives $1 million tax return

Man receives $1 million tax return

By falsely claiming he had withheld $1 million in taxes, a Tampa man was able to fraudulently recieve a check for $980 million from the IRS. This article from CNBC explains that by grossly over reporting on his taxes, Ramon Christopher Blanchett was able to receive...
Most Americans support “ultramillionare” tax

Most Americans support “ultramillionare” tax

The majority of Americans think that the wealthiest among us aren’t taxed at a high enough rate. A recent poll from FiveThirtyEight shows that 62% of americans believe that the wealthy aren’t taxed enough. Proposals like Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax...
Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Economic Impacts of Climate Change

What would happen if all the natural disasters the world has experienced over the past few decades all happened at the same time? This Bloomberg article explores the global impacts of these events and addresses crises that have already happened because of weather...
Revision of China Patent Law Lauded

Revision of China Patent Law Lauded

China is drafting a new patent law that raises the penalty cost of violating patent laws. The goal of the law is to encourage innovation. This article raises the important question of how strong patent laws should be to encourage innovation while still allowing enough...