Why Are Urban Hospitals Closing Everywhere, but Bayonne Medical Center Is Still Open?

This article originally appeared at the Weekly Standard. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon In 2005, the King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, which served primarily low-income African American and Latino patients, closed its trauma unit. In 2001, D.C. General Hospital, the only public medical facility in the nation’s capital, closed … More Why Are Urban Hospitals Closing Everywhere, but Bayonne Medical Center Is Still Open?

Jeff Bezos May Have Found Amazon’s Latest Money Pit

This article originally appeared at Real Clear Markets. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon The New York Times recently wrote about Amazon’s recent expansion into the realm of services by creating various local marketplaces for its customers to find plumbers or handymen to do a variety of services that the retailer … More Jeff Bezos May Have Found Amazon’s Latest Money Pit

Can Macroeconomics Be Saved — or Understood?

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full story. By Ike Brannon Macroeconomics is currently is crisis, and not for the first time. And Bill Phillips is largely to blame. Phillips life story—and his contributions to macroeconomics—are front and center in Tim Harford’s excellent new book, and for good reason. Besides … More Can Macroeconomics Be Saved — or Understood?

Innovation and Productivity Go Hand in Hand

This article originally appeared in the George W. Bush Institute. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon The end of Christmas has always struck me as a melancholy time.  Fortunately, my spirit is always buoyed by two of my favorite events which occur shortly thereafter: (1) the Pekin (Illinois) Insurance Holiday Basketball … More Innovation and Productivity Go Hand in Hand