The oft-quoted and quite convincing formulation of this concept is that a Beethoven quartet must be performed by exactly the same number of musicians today as was required in the 19th century, and that the quartet requires roughly the same amount of time to perform.
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The panel data are copyrighted by the Initiative on Global Markets and are being analyzed for an article to appear in a leading peer-reviewed journal.The Metaphor Monologues: In Search of Effective Treatment Options Baumol described a chronic economic disease of healthcare and other direct services .
Sep 10, · As an economist, I'm often called upon to predict things about the future. I tend to resist, and offer instead a discussion about the unpredictability of many important things.
The Cuban Medical system. Over at the ASI blog, Tim Worstall asks if the Cuban Health statistics are true. I can't comment as to the statistical verisimilitude, but I can provide some perspective on the standard of care—via a junior doctor friend who was sent on .
CEPR organises a range of events; some oriented at the researcher community, others at the policy commmunity, private sector and civil society. I. Tyler Cowen writes about cost disease.I’d previously heard the term used to refer only to a specific theory of why costs are increasing, involving labor becoming more efficient in some areas than others.
Oct 19, · We've rather been browbeaten recently over the manner in which the United States has lost those "high paying good jobs" in manufacturing in recent decades.