U.S. scientists see long fight against Ebola

While pre­vious out­breaks have been largely con­fined to rural areas, the cur­rent epi­demic, the largest ever, has reached densely pop­u­lated, impov­er­ished cities — including Mon­rovia, the cap­ital of Liberia — […]

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What happens when health plans compete

Studies show that market entrances by insurers have a greater effect when there are few in a market, com­pared with when there are already many. (A more pre­cise mea­sure of […]

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Bashar al-​​Assad: Frenemy or foe?

As the United States takes a more direct hand in com­bat­ting ISIS in Iraq, ques­tions have come up about how any rela­tion­ship with Dam­ascus will (or should) evolve. “This is […]

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The health care waiting game

In our market-​​​​based system, patients can get lucra­tive pro­ce­dures rapidly, even when there is no urgent med­ical need: Need a new knee, or an M.R.I., or a Botox injec­tion? You’ll […]

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The downward ramp

Andrew Sum, an econ­o­mist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, is the lead author of a Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion paper pub­lished in March, “The Plum­meting Labor Market For­tunes of Teens and Young Adults.” In […]

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