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February 25, 2013 9:16 AM Xenophobia and Citizenship in Switzerland

Jens Hainmueller and Dominik Hangartner have a new article in the American Political Science Review (ungated version here) that takes advantage of Switzerland’s high level of direct democracy to measure and understand the xenophobia of Swiss citizens. Some Swiss cantons...

By Henry Farrell

February 22, 2013 10:46 AM What's the Swiss Health Care System Really Like?

Matt Yglesias praises Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Avik Roy, and notes that their continued call for a more-Swiss like health care system is a “surrender” to Obamacare. I’ll leave that political nuance to him. But I have got to point out...

By Aaron Carroll

September 06, 2012 11:15 AM So How’s that Health Care in Switzerland Turning Out?

Many of my more conservative counterparts like to point to Switzerland as an example of a system they would favor more. It’s a private-insurance system that is all run at the level of the individual. You don’t get insurance through...

By Aaron Carroll

May 10, 2012 11:33 AM If Obama Were Swiss

No kidding, Michele Bachmann is now a Swiss citizen. Doug Mataconis wonders how Bachmann would react if a Democrat did something like this.Why wonder, when it’s more fun to speculate? What would Michele say if Obama became a Swiss citizen?“This...

By Keith Humphreys