The German Art of the Deal – 03/18/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Philip Levy explains how even if one is inclined to be charitable in interpreting the President’s theories, there are layers of serious problems with the contention that trade surpluses are the result of great trade deals.
Prescription drug costs are up; So are TV ads promoting them – 03/16/17
Article examines how advertising costs for prescription drugs are increasing, quoting Professor Amanda Starc on how “Drugmakers don’t care ‘whether it’s a rare, expensive drug or a popular cheap drug’…They’re looking at the marginal return on advertising. A small number of customers spending a lot or a big number spending a little.”
Crain's Chicago Business
Why the GOP's health care bill is a prescription for trouble in Illinois – 03/08/17
Article by Professor Joel Shalowitz explains how the health care plan unveiled by House Republicans to replace much of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act will hit many Illinois residents particularly hard given the state's fiscal problems—with impact felt the most by the state's poorest citizens who would face reductions in affordability and access to care.