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How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog12/17/2013

 

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," declared philosopher George Santayana.  The U.S. “health care cost crisis” didn’t start until 1965.  The government increased demand with the passage of Medicare and Medicaid while...

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VIDEO: Bob Murphy Explains His Upcoming Mises Academy Course on Obamacare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog11/18/2013

To see more details for the "Economics of ObamaCare" online course, see: http://academy.mises.org/courses/obamacare/

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VIDEO: Peter Klein Explains the Basics of Government-regulated Healthcare

Free MarketsHealth

Blog11/05/2013

Peter G. Klein explains how "Healthcare" would work, if it functioned in a free market.  

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Back alley organ transplants

Free MarketsHealthInterventionism

Blog05/21/2008

How do you create back alley organ transplants? Simple, just prohibit the buying and selling of human organs and then go all over the world trying to stop the market from working. Government payment for organs and control over distribution is no answer and would no doubt cause economic and...

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Die Early, Save Taxpayers Money

Health

Blog02/13/2008

The usual argument about smoking and anti-obesity laws is that people who are sick cost the public money. Time reports on an opposite view: the earlier you die, the cheaper it is for those paying the bills.

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A Personal Note on Lew

Health

Blog01/17/2008

I just heard from Lew Rockwell and he made it out of surgery just fine. He had serious surgery done on the back of his eye, not super dangerous but quite harrowing. It took a good part of the day yesterday. Apparently it will be a month or so before we know how much good it did and what the...

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How Can You Oppose Health Care for Children?

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog12/18/2007

Congress has again passed an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), only to have it vetoed again. That has given its backers yet another chance to proclaim how much they care for children and rehash attacks against President Bush, as when Lois Capps (D-CA) called...

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New Zealand: Obese Need Not Apply

HealthInterventionism

Blog11/18/2007

Here's a first for me: the female half of a couple seeking to emigrate from the UK to New Zealand is barred from joining her husband who's already there (Jack Sprat, I suppose) because she's obese. From this article,...

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End of the cupcake, and Liberty

HealthInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog09/18/2007

It has been said that political movements which appear anemic, confined to the corner tables of beer halls and coffee houses, can become juggernauts overnight with the right dose of ideology, and favorable general mood and climate....

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