A review of Prof. William Baumol’s new book on cost disease
September 22, 2012
Excerpt from New York Post -- "Health-care costs are huge, and still rising. Based on current trends, in 2105 US health care will consume 62% of our national income. And this is nothing to worry about. How can this be? Relying primarily on simple logic and storytelling, NYU economist William J. Baumol lays out the answer in his new book, “The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn’t” (Yale University Press), by making us think about several other paradoxes."