Canadian and U.S. Healthcare Systems Compared

A study by June O’Neill and Dave M. O’Neill (link) suggests that the U.S health care system provides more choice, efficiency, better delivery and capacity than the Canadian system:

“Does Canada’s publicly funded, single payer health care system deliver better health outcomes and distribute health resources more equitably than the multi-payer heavily private U.S. . . . → Read More: Canadian and U.S. Healthcare Systems Compared

Does the World Bank’s Rule of Law Index Measure the Quality of Legal Institutions?

The authors of ‘Governance Matters’, Daniel Kauffman, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi, tell us that the World Bank’s rule of law index captures “perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police and the . . . → Read More: Does the World Bank’s Rule of Law Index Measure the Quality of Legal Institutions?

Japan: The Land of Deflation

The Economist updated the report on the Japanese economy which again suffered from monthly deflation (link). The forecasts for the end of the year forsee deflation as a structural problem of the Japanese economy and not as a short-term phenomena that would reflect temporary declines in domestic or foreign demand. True, the financial crisis . . . → Read More: Japan: The Land of Deflation