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Peter R. Orszag

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Health care savings model still worth exploring

Important new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Sept. 4 showed a promising experiment aimed at reducing health care...

How a data breach affects the bottom line

Cyberattacks are an increasingly common threat to business, with risk officers listing cybersecurity as their greatest concern and more than 2,200 confirmed data breaches...

No raise? It’s not you

The kind of company you work for makes a big difference to your chances of getting raises, new research has found.This adds to growing...

Selling insurance across state lines won’t help

The effort to replace Obamacare faces increasing challenges, the more it is subjected to the harsh light of scrutiny. A good example is the...

Merits of employee owners

Employee equity ownership of companies has been promoted in the U.S. since the country's founding. After the Revolutionary War, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton fostered...

Stress may be widening the U.S. longevity gap

Stress, I've long suspected, may explain why lifespans have been lengthening for high-income Americans but have remained the same or even shortened for low-income...

Let veterans get civilian medical care

I disagree with pretty much everything Donald Trump has ever said. But in calling for veterans to have more options on their doctors and...

Smartphones keep young people off the road

Over the winter break, my teenage children observed, based on their friends and acquaintances, that young adults are much less eager to get their...

Clinton’s shrewd strategy on inversions

Political campaigns are not generally known as ideal laboratories for devising sensible, innovative policies. Yet Hillary Clinton's proposals to combat corporate inversions – in...

People aren’t unequal, but their employers are

NEW YORK - Wage inequality, according to one popular view, arises from differences in the talent and determination of individuals: Some superstars win, and...
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