Daily Archives: May 7, 2019

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics, discusses a new report from the Congressional Budget Office that lays out the framework for establishing a single-payer health care system for the U.S.

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, writes a column where he discusses a new report from the Congressional Budget Office that lays out the framework for establishing a single-payer health care system for the U.S. He says while the report doesn’t specifically answer key questions about costs and levels of health coverage, it is a valuable tool for understanding how to build a fair and workable health care system. (Commondreams.com, 5/4/19)

Arindrajit Dube, economics, says a new report that finds a link between increasing the minimum wage and decreases in the suicide rate, provides valuable new information.

Arindrajit Dube, economics, says a new report that finds a link between increasing the minimum wage and decreases in the suicide rate, provides valuable new information. He called it, “important additional evidence on the possible impact of a higher minimum wage on the standard of living – or living at all.” (Deseret News [Utah], 5/5/19)