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Under a system of tariffs, subsidies, and restrictions, we get companies like Coke and Pepsi producing collectivist drinks for the masses.
HealthMedia and CultureTaxes and Spending
It is true that perks from pharma companies influence doctors. But pharma dollars are nothing compared to the subsidies doled out by governments.
In a free-market healthcare system, doctors would join together to form large firms to offer the benefits of specialization and economies of scale.
The data suggests the vast majority of Americans have access to healthy food. Some people choose not to eat it.
The advent of health insurance and regulated health care brought a new era of rampant health care inflation.
HealthInterventionismMonopoly and Competition
A brief history of how various state interventions have raised health care prices and lessened access.
The claim is made that drug use is immoral, so must therefore be illegal. Should we outlaw every other immoral activity also?
HealthTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy
Tax day reminds us of the violent coercion that is essential to every government's budget.
Moral hazard is a vital concept for economics. We should be careful not to let critics trivialize or dismiss it; when they do, calls for government intervention and special privileges are seldom far behind.
Should the government impose its own standards for certification for physicians? The short answer is "no."