At the top of this morning’s Wonkbook, Ezra Klein says President Obama “shouldn’t apologise for blowing up the individual market.” Ezra’s right that the individual market for health insurance is a basket case. It does such a bad job of serving consumers’ needs that fewer than 25% of Americans who […]
Buried in the third-to-last paragraph of Brian Stelter’s New York Times story about MSNBC coming to relish its role as the “anti-Fox” is this nugget:
that four people can have an outsized hand in determining who wins the election in November.
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Americans are feeling the pinch of rising health care costs more than any other nation in the world.
The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein reviews Ron Suskind’s book Confidence Men in an essay in the New York Review of Books, but takes issue with the argument that Obama’s staffing choices (Larry Summers, Tim Geithner) prevented him from leading an effective recovery effort.
The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein is out with one of the most sobering assessments of the past three years of U.S. economic policy and the effects of the stimulus.