Health Care

How to Get a Spare Kidney

An organ market effectively lets you put your extra kidney on ice until you need it. 

- October 09, 2015

Government Gets Nutrition Wrong Over and Over Again

Today’s scientific hypotheses may be wrong. Better, then, not to make them law.

- October 08, 2015

At Fukushima, Fear Was More Deadly than Radiation

Not one person has died or gotten sick from radiation, but over 1,600 died from the mandatory evacuation. 

- October 01, 2015

Bad Regulations Create Inequality, Hurt the Poor, and Reward Unethical Business

The drug profiteer scandal tells us very little about capitalism, but it does tell us a lot about the perverse incentives that regulation can create.

- September 29, 2015

The Pill Whose Price Went Up 5000%? It Costs 5 Cents in India.

The drug is an unpatented generic that's approved for sale in Europe — but you can't import it to the US, and there's only one FDA-approved supplier here.

- September 25, 2015

Can We Afford “Affordable Care”?

Politics and John Roberts may have preserved Obamacare in the short run. But the fiscal reckoning isn't far off.

- September 23, 2015

Japan Liberalizes Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

Japan will allow sick people to try treatments that have been proven safe while companies collect more data on efficacy.

- September 15, 2015

How Taxpayers Fund Alternative Medicine Quackery

Politics — not science — pushed alternative medicine out of the fringes and into the heart of the medical system. 

- September 10, 2015

No, 48 Million Americans Are Not Going Hungry

The USDA's study on "food insecurity" is calculated to mislead people about the scope of malnutrition. 

- September 10, 2015

6 Things Paul Krugman Gets Wrong on Medicare

Krugman distorts data and misleads readers about the entitlement crisis. 

- September 08, 2015

Video Game Developers Face the Final Boss: The FDA

The FDA is stopping games designed to help people with cognitive disorders. 

- September 01, 2015

Dying and the Politics of Nostalgia

Why would anyone want to go back to a time where TB and diseases of infancy were top 10 killers?

- August 31, 2015

A Deadly Caution: How the Precautionary Principle Is Killing Patients

What the FDA is really providing is information, and we don’t need product bans to convey information.

- August 27, 2015

FDA Loses Another Free Speech Case Over Off-Label Use

"The First Amendment directs us to be especially skeptical of regulations that seek to keep people in the dark for what the government perceives to be their own good."

- August 12, 2015

Who Will Protect Us from Tainted Food Trucks?

The sharing economy is driven by information- sharing, solving knowledge problems regulators cannot.

- July 16, 2015

Why Ludwig von Mises Admired Sigmund Freud

The humanitarian implications of the possibility of pathologies of the mind are profound.

- July 09, 2015

In Love with Gov? Time to Break It Off

He's not a meddling control freak — he just wants to help.

- July 08, 2015

America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian.

America isn’t getting more liberal or more conservative — it’s getting more libertarian.

“SCOTUScare”: Supreme Court Guts Obamacare to Uphold Subsidies

The Obama administration won, but the Affordable Care Act (and the rule of law) lost. 

- June 25, 2015

5 Reasons the FDA’s Ban on Trans Fat Is a Big Deal

Government doesn’t always know best about your health or nutritonal science.

- June 16, 2015

What Will Obama Do if He Loses at the Supreme Court?

The president is in direct violation of his own health care law — what will he do if he loses? 

- June 12, 2015

NYT: Paid Family Leave Laws Often Backfire

America's paper of record explains how mandatory paid leave hurts women's job opportunities, salary, and career prospects.

- June 10, 2015

5 Huge Supreme Court Decisions this Month

SCOTUS will be laying down the law on five key areas this month. 

- June 03, 2015

"Paid Family Leave" Is a Great Way to Hurt Women

Mandating paid leave will reduce hiring opportunities and base pay, especially for women.   

- June 02, 2015

Patients and Doctors vs. the FDA

Overall, far more people die from no drugs than from bad drugs.

- May 27, 2015

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