Category Archives: Free markets and their discontents

High-Deductible Health Plans Fall From Grace In Employer-Based Coverage

Yves here. The decline in use of high-deductible health insurance policies is important not just for employees who get insurance at work, but for the public generally. The retreat by employers will make it harder to treat high-deductible plans as a preferred option for expanded government-provided care. Note that employers health care costs, as you […]


The Bank of International Settlement’s Claudio Borio, Who Warned About the Crisis, Says the World Economy Is About to Get Very Sick

BIS chief economist Claudio Borio warns that central bankers have overdone the liquidity party, and investors are not being paid enough to take ris


Joseph Stiglitz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talk Social and Economic Justice

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to be in the limelight. Is she getting her political footing yet? And will she live up to her “democratic socialist” brand, or is she getting more cozy than necessary with establishment Democrats?