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Ever thought to yourself, "you know, I like Ezra's posts on the tax subsidy for employer-based insurance, but I wish they contained way, way, way more math?" If so, Austin Frakt has you covered.

By Ezra Klein  |  February 4, 2010; 8:53 AM ET
 
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It's interesting how widely economists agree on the need to get rid of the tax exclusion, from Fuhrman to Holtz-Eakins and countless others. It's in Ryan's roadmap. Has there been any serious discussion about it on the left side of the aisle?

Steve

Posted by: FatTriplet3 | February 4, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

That's way way way more math? I count a few definitions and two equations. Both of the equations are arithmetic -- there aren't even any nonlinear functions.

If this is way way way more math, well, that's just sad.

Posted by: pj_camp | February 4, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Can I second pj_camp? It's a little bit of multiplication and division.

That's the right amount of math.

People can say "I'm bad at math" without a shred of embarassment. People never say "I'm illiterate" without showing some shame.

Yet math projects how much health care will cost in 2020; no amount of reading will get you there.

Posted by: JasonFromSeattle | February 4, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

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