Uwe Reinhardt is a Princeton health-care economist, a longtime member of the Institute of Medicine and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Economix blog. I spoke to him earlier today about the cost controls in the bill.
I?m sorry Professor Reinhardt but no, this just isn?t quite on. I refer to this which you?ve just had published in the Economix blog at the New York Times. This: Your explanation of these figures is as follows: The third chart, below, exhibits the growth path of real G.D.P. per capita in the United States ...
Those looking for a reason for a sinking Euro and falling stock markets today just may find the answer in a Spiegel Interview with German Constitutional Court Judge Udo Di Fabio who says "It's a Mistake To Pursue a United States of Europe".
SPIEGEL: Didn't the court's decision on the Lisbon Treaty in effect place strict limits on further European integration by banning the transfer of important political powers from Germany to the EU?
Daryl Montgomery submits: The trade-weighted U.S. dollar has been rallying since early December 2009. Except for a sell off after the beginning of this year, the rally continued because of trouble in the euro zone centered around Greece. The euro, representing more than 50% by weight of the basket of currencies that make up the trade-weighted dollar, hit a seven-month low and lost more than 7% of its value from its recent high.