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Commentary: For a healthy economy, medicine is the best stimulus

The New Republic, January 14, 2009

This opinion piece in The New Republic is from Jacob S. Hacker, co-director of the Center for Health, Economic, and Family Security at University of California-Berkeley. With deficit spending expected to soar in an effort to stave off an economic depression, Hacker offers the Obama Administration a strategy for getting opponents to support whatever healthcare plan he ends up proposing: Buying them off.