In education and health care, the future is about cost and access

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The future is not up and to the right.

Yet if you look at two of Massachusetts’ biggest industries — health care and education — that’s the trajectory. Better quality, high pay, strong reputations, expensive new facilities, and breakthrough innovations mean you can charge more, more, more.

Where are the voices talking about expanding access to education and health care, and driving costs down? In Massachusetts, they’re scarce. And that’s a losing strategy.

Read more in my latest Innovation Economy column in The Sunday Globe.

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Scott Kirsner writes the Innovation Economy column every Sunday in the Boston Globe, in which he tracks entrepreneurship, investment, and big company activities around New England.
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