Income inequality – yet another measure

With President Obama visiting the Pope I thought I would go back to a report from about two weeks ago about income inequality in the District of Columbia. The D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute put forth a paper that put the District of Columbia income gap “one of the biggest in the U.S.” The report started […]

A potential Alzheimer’s test

Last week there was media abuzz about a potential Alzheimer’s test. The work was led by Howard Federoff, a professor of neurology and executive vice president for health sciences at Georgetown University Medical Center and published in Nature Medicine. I emailed the author over a week ago and requested a copy of the paper. I […]

Congressional Budget Office and the minimum wage

I was not at all surprised last week when the Congressional Budget Office issued a report claiming that increasing the minimum wage would cost jobs. They did not do the work themselves so much as rely on work that had been done by others. The finding is in line with standard economic thinking. Think supply […]

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