Our Medicaid Plan

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We encourage everyone to read this column by Ross Douthat in the New York Times. It touches on issues of extreme importance to the District of Columbia. The overarching question is are we spending our healthcare dollars wisely? A couple of studies exploring the differences in health outcomes among Medicaid recipients indicate that the benefits… Read more »Read more

Coping with Demographic Challenges

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In this white paper from the Social Security Administration’s Office of Policy, Gayle Reznik, Dave Shoffner, and David Weaver explore the impending demographic challenges presented by a U.S. population living longer and having fewer children. We consider this to be one of the great long term challenges facing the United States. The current ratio of… Read more »Read more

Shifting the Tax Burden

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Elissa Silverman made a strong showing in last week’s special election. There are things to like about her platform including good government reforms and a push for stronger ethics rules. However, on the issue of the most importance to the future of the DC economy — fiscal policy, we believe her to be wrong. In… Read more »Read more

The Middle Class & Government Policy

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Harold Meyerson of the Washington Post, though often wrong, is always readable, but we think he misses the most important point in this column. Approximately 70% of the U.S. economy is derived from consumption, mainly consumption by the middle class. As Meyerson points out, today’s multinationals garner about 50% of their revenue from markets outside… Read more »Read more

Creating a Startup Ecosystem

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I have been an executive search consultant for the past twenty years. It’s the only thing I’ve ever done since I graduated from Butler University in 1992. I tend to look at most problems as recruiting problems. Technology industries thrive in particular places because of favorable government policy, including taxation, and because there are other… Read more »Read more