Daily Archives: April 25, 2019

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, estimates that a tax on financial transactions to pay for tuition-free public higher education would raise $300 billion per year.

A news story about how Democratic presidential candidates are proposing to deal with student debt includes mention that Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, estimates that a tax on financial transactions to pay for tuition-free public higher education would raise $300 billion per year. (WBUR, 4/25/19)

Gerald C. Friedman, economics, has estimated that the Medicare for All health insurance program being promoted by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders would reduce national health care spending.

Gerald C. Friedman, economics, has estimated that the Medicare for All health insurance program being promoted by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders would reduce national health care spending by $6.3 trillion over 10 years and new government spending would amount to $13.8 trillion over 10 years. Friedman’s calculations are included in a national news story looking at how the Sanders’ proposal would change health care for Americans. (NBC 10 [Boston], 4/24/19)