Cathy Reisenwitz is a D.C.-based writer. She is Editor-in-Chief of Sex and the State and her writing has appeared in The Week, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, VICE Motherboard, Reason magazine, Talking Points Memo and other publications.
How odd that the “uniquely rigorous” FDA reviewed Theranos’s finger-stick blood-test technology and underlying testing system, yet didn’t catch that they don’t work. Despite the fact that the FDA scrutinized her company’s systems in-depth, from collection devices and software to analytics and methodology, some people are still going to look at this debacle and call for more government oversight. This is not just the wrong approach, but a dangerous one.
The working class is struggling. Protectionism will only worsen their plight.
Hold onto your shoes, luddites, because now Facebook's got drones. But the company isn’t dropping bombs or mixtapes – it's dropping internet connectivity. Not everyone is thrilled.
When it comes to who’s helping Americans afford their healthcare, don’t look to the guys in suits in Washington, look at the guys in hoodies in the San Francisco Bay.
Gun control puts marginalized Americans at the utter mercy of a police force that has perpetrated thousands of violent raids of gay nightclubs, yet could do absolutely nothing to stop the massacre in Orlando.
The New York State Senate recently effectively banned Airbnb in the state. This is a result of pure rent seeking on the part of the hotel industry and will leave consumers considerably worse off.
Drug companies are lobbying against a small drug discount program, but they should be focusing on the real problem with pharmaceuticals: the FDA.
Silk Road was a force for peaceful exchange, and it helped mitigate black market violence. The site also helped ensure the quality of the products traded there. Now that it's been shut down, does that mean lower quality products and more violence?
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