The Evolving Opioid Crisis

The Evolving Opioid Crisis

The Evolving Opioid Crisis Alex Brill, Scott Ganz and Burke O’Brien | AEIdeas As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across our country and claimed more than 100,000 lives in a few short months, the opioid epidemic, which dates back to at least the early 2000s, has...
COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Understanding State-Level Variation

COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Understanding State-Level Variation

COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Understanding State-Level Variation Alex Brill and Benedic Ippolito | AEIdeas Nursing homes have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, but recently released data show that the severity of outbreaks in these facilities has varied...
Progressivity, Redistribution, and Inequality

Progressivity, Redistribution, and Inequality

Progressivity, Redistribution, and Inequality Alex Brill and Scott Ganz | National Affairs Last October, a new controversy erupted over the progressivity of the American tax system. The brouhaha was prompted by a new book, The Triumph of Injustice, by economists...
Nursing Home COVID-19 Data are Getting Better

Nursing Home COVID-19 Data are Getting Better

Nursing Home COVID-19 Data are Getting Better Alex Brill and Benedic Ippolito | AEIdeas A large share of total COVID-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in nursing homes, prompting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin reporting...