Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hypocrisy at Harvard?

An interesting article in yesterday's NY Times.  Some of the economists at Harvard helped design the Affordable Care Act. One result has been an increase in costs of their insurance to Harvard faculty, and many don't like it.  According to some health care economists, Harvard still has a very generous package.  The article quotes a Classics professor, who said the changes are, "...deplorable, deeply regressive, a sign of the corporatization of the university."  Much of the unhappiness is in the humanities faculties.  It is interesting when people who want expanded coverage for the country complain so bitterly when it generates a little higher costs for themselves.

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