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A Brief History of Health Insurance with Dean Baker

Inspired by a tweet (I probably spend too much time on Twitter), I wanted to understand why health insurance doesn't extend to our eyes and teeth, why the US doesn't have a more robust public health system (thanks racism), how healthcare and drugs got to be so expensive (thanks Bob Dole), and what healthcare looks like in a "post-COVID" world. The tweet: <br> Connect with Dean Baker on the internet:...

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Why Biden Should Reappoint Powell as Fed Chair Quickly (w/ Dean Baker)

Dean makes the case for why Biden should act quickly: "In terms of announcing his reappointment soon, Biden should want to do what he can to remove uncertainty and shore up Powell’s position in coming months. We know that the Republicans will do everything in their power to stir up fears of runaway inflation and to undermine the Fed’s authority. If Biden can give him a clear endorsement now, it would help Powell’s effort to keep the focus on full employment."...

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