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  • Nate Silver on Statistics and the 2016 Presidential Election
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    Statistics and the 2016 Presidential Election

    Nate Silver talked about statistics, polling, data, and the 2016 elections. Other topics addressed included sports statistics. This was part of the Mercator Center’s Conversations with…

  • emBourgeois Equalityem
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    Bourgeois Equality

    Deirdre McCloskey talked about her book Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions Enriched the World, in which she looks at the growth of wealth during the Bourgeois Era.…

  • Discussion Focuses on Health Care Costs and the Economy
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    Health Care Policy and the Economy

    Panelists examined between health care policies and measures of economic prosperity such as wages, labor force participation and national economic growth. Speakers included Jason Furman, chair of the White House…

  • Health Care Costs
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    Health Care Costs

    Panelists examined the relationship between health care costs and income inequality. Speakers used slides as they looked at factors including income growth over the last several decades, economic mobility, and a…