The health spending mystery

Not surprisingly, the Obama administration suggests that the Affordable Care Act (”Obamacare”) is a main cause. “As ACA Implementation Continues, Consumer Health Care Cost Growth Has Slowed” is the headline of a recent White House blog post by Alan Krueger, head of the Council of Economic Advisers. Many statistical sources, he notes, confirm the slowdown. […]

Only two-thirds of British children live with both parents

The UK has just two-thirds of children living with both parents, one of the lowest rates in the western world, according to research by a global development organisation. Only in Belgium, Latvia and Estonia are children less likely to live in a household with both their father and mother. The analysis by the Organisation for […]