Till then the biggest obstacle is facing up to the pharmaceutical companies, and standardizing the price system somewhat so hospitals can't write themselves a blank check with charge masters.
yeah I'm still an undergrad, so that's good news that the unsubsidized will be lower. Good for me, anyway. I feel bad for college students when interest rates start going up in a few years.
So I guess this is finance/economics related....One of the big things I always read about is barriers to entry for people starting businesses...and one of the ones brought up is the minimum wage. What would the liberals here think if the government figured out a law where start ups had a 1 year grace period where they could pay, say $2 below minimum wage? I don't know if it's possible, but say it was...I think at the very least it could give start ups a chance to see if they have a successful business, but on the other hand, you're getting probably a lot of temporary jobs at businesses that fail and/or can't stay open if they have to pay their workers more at the end of the year.
Exactly. Now is probably the best time, so I'm jumping on the opportunity.
The issue would be trying to compete for workers against other businesses with the minimum wage. You could probably have the gov't subsidize X% of labor costs for say the first 5 years, which IIRC is the make-it-or-break-it mark for startups. Kind of an interesting alternative to relying on the private sector for cheaper credit.
Behavioral economics is the shit! Can't get enough of it.