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A failing grade for BusinessWeek . . . and lawmakers logging on.

On “Dateline: RIT – The Podcast” this week, RIT economics professor Thomas Hopkins gives a lesson in Economics 101 about supply-and-demand price elasticity pertaining to healthcare costs. Dr. Hopkins wrote a letter, appearing in the Jan. 29 edition of BusinessWeek, taking the magazine to task for oversimplifying the issue of healthcare pricing. Hear more on the pod.

Paul Ferber, professor of political science, ponders the impact of politicians’ increasing use of Web sites, blogs and e-mail to stay in touch with their constituents. When led to a trough of information, do most citizens partake, or are political junkies the only ones taking the drink? Read Dr. Ferber’s remarks in an Associated Press wire-service story about lawmakers who ‘log on and blog on,’ and hear more on the pod.

Also, Will Dube gives details about an Entrepreneur magazine article quoting Nabil Nasr, director of the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, about the resurgence of city centers.

Plus, as always, Bob Finnerty and Vienna Carvalho share campus news and News & Events highlights.

See you on the pod!

 

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