It’s Not Capitalism Bringing Us Deaths of Despair

– April 24, 2020

In recent years, authors left and right have tried to draw our attention towards the ills of the white working class, the “losers” of globalization. Here is a look at the latest work of Princeton professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton: Deaths of Despair.

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We Would Not Be Better Off With Medicare for All

– April 22, 2020

Just because people would have health insurance does not mean they would receive health care when they need it most. In countries where everyone is covered by national insurance, the shortages are just as bad as in the U.S., if not worse.

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We Can’t Have Government Healthcare AND Social Security

– April 3, 2020

If America retains Social Security while simultaneously turning over healthcare for all to the government, the government’s incentives will change somewhat, becoming more Logan’s Run-like.

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Despite Everything, Markets are Still Working in Healthcare

– January 7, 2020

At the end of three frustrating days trying to find a doctor who would see me for a minor malady, a friend shot me a link to this: LiveHealthOnline. He said he gets all his prescriptions this way. Call anytime. It’s 24/7. He once called at 4am. No insu …

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Are We Really Ready for Free-Market Healthcare?

– November 20, 2019

Throughout the vast majority of human history medical technology was so rudimentary that almost nobody had to face the choice between employing significant resources to prolong their life or using them for something else.

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Medicare-for-All: Learning from the Swiss Experience

– November 6, 2019

Maybe it is time for one of our aspiring presidential candidates to refresh the health insurance debate.

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We Don’t Have a Real Market for Health Care in the U.S.

– September 19, 2019

Few of us have true insurance, but rather just access to a giant paperwork mill.

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Which Doctors Get Paid the Most?

– August 10, 2019

The U.S. has fewer med school spots per capita than almost any other developed country. 

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Mandatory Campus Health Plans are Robbing Students

– July 15, 2019

Campus health plans have caught a serious case of progressivism

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The Real Problem With the Health Care System

– October 23, 2018

Unfortunately, both sides are pursuing the wrong goals. The pursuit of one form or another of third-party payment for health care services has removed most incentives for consumers to be careful about how they spend money.

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Welfare: More Costs Than Benefits

– July 27, 2018

Many people regard the welfare state as a great achievement. Yet few recognize that the larger the welfare state becomes, the more the beneficiaries themselves must bear the costs. The beneficiaries must pay for what they receive, and they also bear the administrative expenses and must pay for the rent-seeking of special interest groups that exploit the system for their own benefit.

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Government Regulation Causes Prescription Drug Names to Keep Getting Weirder

– April 10, 2018

Bizarre prescription drug names emerge from the perfect storm that can only be created when complex government regulation, big corporations, and high-priced consultants come together.

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