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When more states look like Florida, will we spend too little on Education?

The combination of raising healthcare costs (mostly via Medicaid at the state level), pension obligations, lower employment to population ratios and thus tax revenues, balanced budget requirements, state tax competition, the reluctance to raise taxes in general and mobility concerns … Continue reading

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How much higher would taxes have to be to fund all state and local pension promises? ~1,400 per household per year

Robert Novy-Marx and Josh Rauh have a new NBER working paper out that suggests that filling the pension gap for state and local governments costs roughly ~1,400 per household every year.  We calculate increases in contributions required to achieve full … Continue reading

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