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US Healthcare: no Bang for the Buck

Health care in the US is more expensive, by far, than anywhere else on this planet.  It represents greater than 17.9% of the US GDP.   Health spending is projected to grow 1.0 percentage point faster than Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading

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Jobs? Where are they?

From: John Tepper Marlin, Ph.D., President, Boissevain Books LLC,  Principal, CityEconomist WHERE ARE THOSE GREAT NEW JOBS FOR LONG ISLAND THAT TRUMP AND ZELDIN PROMISED These figures were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are for Nassau and … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts for Oligarchs

Letter to the East Hampton Star published Sep. 28, 2017 There is so much in the news today about oligarchs. Do most readers know who or what they are? “Siri,” I asked into my iPhone, “what is the definition of … Continue reading

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Welcoming refugees brings unexpected economic benefits

The Trump Administration continues to govern with a blind eye toward inconvenient facts and analyses. Stephen Miller, Trump’s top white nationalist advisor in the White House, reportedly rejected a study proving refugees contribute significantly more to U.S. revenue than they cost.   From … Continue reading

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