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Congress Could End the Organ Shortage Now

Free MarketsHealth

Blog06/13/2007

There are things you can do to help mitigate the shortage of transplantable organs such as kidneys. For example, you can identify yourself as an organ donor on your drivers license. You can join LifeSharers. And if you're really generous, you can give...

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The Greatest Capitalist Innovation?

HealthU.S. History

Blog05/04/2007

Joe Kissell at Interesting Thing of the Day does a little investigation to try to piece together The Story of Toilet Paper. If someone is going on about how idyllic life was before capitalism destroyed our more natural way of...

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Uh oh, dangerous, delicious, and fun drink becoming popular

HealthEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog03/30/2007

Sometimes the regular news reads just like The Onion, such as this one on the growing controversy about a new liquor drink called Spykes.

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The Hunger Banquet

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/30/2007

Many churches during the season of Lent hold a "hunger banquet" to illustrate the problem of poverty in the developing world. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but does guilt manipulation really solve the problem or does it cause people to grasp for straws or actually favor dangerous...

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Lessons of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

HealthU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/11/2007

Mystery solved. I first heard about the deadly flu pandemic of 1918 in an obscure blues song from that era. As I learned more about it, like that it was the worst pandemic in world history, I wondered why there was relative silence about this horrifying event, relative to, say, World War I and...

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Daycare providers allow unqualified parents to care for children!

Health

Blog03/02/2007

Jeff Tucker's post on the supposed failures of the daycare market got me thinking about some of the messages implicit in the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies report that criticises government oversight...

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Parents Allow Criminals To Care for Children!

HealthInterventionism

Blog03/01/2007

So here is a story about the "infrequent inspections, deficient safety requirements, and low hiring standards" of day care operations around the country. We need federal regulations! Or so says the National Association of Child Care...

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Public Citizen Cares About Me

HealthInterventionism

Blog02/23/2007

And every other woman in America. So much, in fact, that they want to be sure we don't have a chance to make what they consider to be bad choices about contraception. The organization is petitioning the FDA to ban...

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Vaccinations by the state

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2007

Reichsführer Perry is mad with power. How else can you explain his executive order mandating that Texas girls ages 11 and 12 receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine before entering the sixth grade starting in...

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