Who are the 1%?

Although executives and managers lead the way, in large part, the answer is doctors.  See the chart below. Sources: John Bakija, Williams College “Jobs and Income Growth of Top Earners and the Causes of Changing Income Inequality: Evidence from U.S. Tax Return Data.” November 2010, Working Paper. Hat tip: Mother Jones.  

Friday Links

Here are a few of this week’s most interesting articles to take you into the weekend: Would you pay for a test that tells you if you have a disease with no cure? Have we “broken the back of the health care inflation monster” Foreclosures literally drive us crazy? New cancer treatment: $10,000/month. “I can’t…

2012 State of the Union: Healthcare Edition

The full text of the State of the Union is here.  Lots of blogs are analyzing at the State of the Union address, but the Healthcare Economist will examine the President’s health-related remarks. Healthcare-Related Comments Medical R&D:“We’ll invest in biomedical research, information technology, and especially clean energy technology -– (applause) — an investment that will strengthen…

Friday Links

Some informative reading to take you into the weekend. Romney and Medicare Fraud. Will the health exchanges be ready in time? Wisconsin Governor says ‘No thanks’ to Obamacare Funds. Does dentistry need a ‘nurse practitioners.’ Does physician dispensing of drugs increase cost? Sweetheart wage index deal for Massachusetts?