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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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Wal-Mart, Unions Unite on Socialized Medicine

HealthTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog02/08/2007

Actually, the headline reads: "Wal-Mart, Unions Unite on Health Care." For years Wal-Mart has been falsely accused of shifting the cost of health care for its employees to taxpayers because the...

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Stock up on cough syrup

HealthInterventionism

Blog12/21/2006

It could become very difficult to get in the near future, if we see the political class follow up on the latest frenzy: "Teens turn to cough syrup to get high, Feds say."

"It's bad that kids are buying cough...

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You Can't Have Trans Fats Because They're Bad for You, Says New York City's Board of Health

HealthInterventionism

Blog12/08/2006

In recent weeks, the New York City Board of Health has displayed a pattern of profound aggression against the citizens of New York City. I dealt with one major instance of this in my last article, "Pick Your Gender and We'll Enforce...

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Abolish the FDA

HealthInterventionism

Blog12/02/2006

Not only should we abolish the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, we need to abolish the FDA as well since it recently approved the mass medication of Americans with a harmful substance. According to the...

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