Why Denmark isn’t the utopian fantasy Bernie Sanders describes
Politicians in the U.S. like Bernie Sanders praise Denmark for its relative income equality, its free universities, parental leave, subsidized childcare, and national health system. That all sounds pr...
If Sweden and Germany Became US States, They Would be Among the Poorest States
The battle over the assumed success of European socialism continues. Many European countries like Sweden have gained a reputation as being very wealthy in spite of their highly regulated and taxed eco...
The World's 5 Most Livable Cities
Living conditions around the world are on a steep decline as of late. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual livability ranking — which examines the quality of life in 140 cities...
Angry Cops Post Pictures Of Homeless Online
NYPD cops fed up with vagrants making life miserable in the city are taking matters into their own hands — by snapping photos of quality-of-life decline and posting them online. “As you travel about t...
World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks Happiest Countries
Since it was first published in 2012, the World Happiness Report demonstrated that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation's economic and social development, and should be a key a...
The 10 Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life
If you're looking to improve your happiness, you might consider heading to the Midwest. According to new rankings based on a study by Nerdwallet, the top five cities in the U.S. with the best quality ...
Quality of life - Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four
More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's ...
Quality of life - UFOTV: Nothing In this Video is True but It s Exactly How Things Are - Bob Frissell
If conventional explanations of life don't make much sense to you anymore, the ideas in this film just might. Bob Frissell is the author of the classic underground book Nothing in this Book...
Education economics
Education economics or the economics of education is the study of economic issues relating to education, including the demand for education and the financing and provision of education. From early wor...
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Health economics
Health economics is a branch of economics concerned with issues related to efficiency, effectiveness, value and behavior in the production and consumption of health and health care. In broad terms, h...
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Quality of life
Quality of life (QOL) is the general well-being of individuals and societies. QOL has a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, politics and employment...
Standard of living
Standard of living refers to the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class in a certain geographic area. The standard of living includes facto...
Welfare economics
Welfare economics is a branch of economics that uses microeconomic techniques to evaluate well-being (welfare) at the aggregate (economy-wide) level. A typical methodology begins with the derivation (...
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Contract curve
In microeconomics, the contract curve is the set of points representing final allocations of two goods between two people that could occur as a result of mutually beneficial trading between those peop...
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Charity care
In the United States, charity care is health care provided for free or at reduced prices to low income patients. The percentage of doctors providing charity care dropped from 76% in 1996-97 to 68% in...
Why Denmark isn’t the utopian fantasy Bernie Sanders describes
Politicians in the U.S. like Bernie Sanders praise Denmark for its relative income equality, its free universities, parental leave, subsidized childcare, and national health system. That all sounds pr...
Leapfrogging
The concept of leapfrogging was originally used in the context of economic growth theories and industrial-organization innovation studies with specific focus on competition among firms. It is based on...
Theory of the second best
In economics, the theory of the second best concerns the situation when one or more optimality conditions cannot be satisfied. The economists Richard Lipsey and Kelvin Lancaster showed in 1956, that i...
Health and medical strikes
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Kaldor–Hicks efficiency
Kaldor–Hicks efficiency, named for Nicholas Kaldor and John Hicks, also known as Kaldor–Hicks criterion, is a measure of economic efficiency that captures some of the intuitive appeal of Pareto effici...
Kaldor–Hicks efficiency - Wikipedia
The World's 5 Most Livable Cities
Living conditions around the world are on a steep decline as of late. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual livability ranking — which examines the quality of life in 140 cities...
Theil index
The Theil index is a statistic used to measure economic inequality. It has also been used to measure the lack of racial diversity. The basic Theil index TT is the same as redundancy in information the...
Theil index - Wikipedia
School choice
School choice is a term or label given to a wide array of programs offering students and their families alternatives to publicly provided schools, to which students are generally assigned by the locat...
Physical Quality of Life Index
The Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI) is an attempt to measure the quality of life or well-being of a country. The value is the average of three statistics: basic literacy rate, infant mortality, ...
Human capital
For the 2013 film, see Human Capital (film).Human capital is the stock of knowledge, habits, social and personality attributes, including creativity, embodied in the ability to perform labor so as to ...
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Comparative effectiveness research
Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the direct comparison of existing health care interventions to determine which work best for which patients and which pose the greatest benefits and harms. ...
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Life chances
Life chances (Lebenschancen in German) is a social science theory of the opportunities each individual has to improve his or her quality of life. The concept was introduced by German sociologist Max W...
John C. Goodman
John C. Goodman is a libertarian economist. He was the founding chief executive of the free-market think-tank the National Center for Policy Analysis. He is a senior fellow at the Independent Institut...
Medical statistics
Medical statistics deals with applications of statistics to medicine and the health sciences, including epidemiology, public health, forensic medicine, and clinical research. Medical statistics has be...
Self-funded health care
Self-funded health care also known as Administrative Services Only (ASO) is a self insurance arrangement whereby an employer provides health or disability benefits to employees with its own funds. Thi...