On Monday, The Washington Post published an article by Casey Mulligan and Tomas Philipson attacking Lawrence Summers’s statement that “thousands” of individuals would die if the Republican tax bill became law. Summers reached his estimate after carefully reviewing the literature and consulting with health economists Jonathan Gruber and Mulligan and Philipson’s University of Chicago colleague Dean Kate Baicker, who has published a number of influential studies on the effect of health insurance on health. READ MORE
December 12th, 2017
Susan Collins is wrong to say that the tax cuts will pay for themselves, despite the economists she cites
December 5th, 2017
The approaching end of President Trump's first year in office, another strong employment report and a still-strong stock market make it appropriate to revisit my year-old judgment that the economy is enjoying a "sugar high." Unfortunately, the best available evidence suggests that signs of current... read more
"Newt has the right elements of the answer- people are really angry, they're disillusioned, they're uncomfortable, they're scared, they're looking for something very different," said Summers.
"He had a gut visceral connection that the Democrats lacked."
"We had statisticians doing computer models... read more