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Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz has been the Globe’s resident explainer since 2014, writing the “Quick Study” column and endeavoring to make complex topics comprehensible and lively.

Before joining the Globe, Evan worked at a think tank focused on the Massachusetts state budget. And prior to that, he was a professor of literature, focused on 19th century British and French authors.

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Evan Horowitz

The health care debate we should be having

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Public health programs, such as efforts to curb smoking, have helped the lives of countless people. But these measures get little focus.

Evan Horowitz | Quick study

Six months in, Trump’s economy looks awfully familiar

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By most measures, not much has changed since Inauguration Day. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

How failure to replace Obamacare threatens rest of GOP’s agenda

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Dissent from the conservative wing could surface in other Republican policies.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Imagine what CBO-style analysis could do for marijuana in Mass.

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A marijuana tax in Mass. can bring in revenue, although if it’s too high, it could spur a black market. So what’s the right number?