Prescription politics: Surge in drug prices follows Republican Medicare Part D program

Two recent studies have shown that prescription drug prices rose significantly during the first quarter of the year.


Child poverty: U.S. leads industrialized nations with appallingly high rates

Government policies, such as tax policy and transfers, have the potential to greatly reduce high child poverty rates that would otherwise prevail if left solely to the market incomes families receive from work and other sources. The anti-poverty effectiveness of such policies varies considerably across countries.