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Week in Review: July 22, 2017

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07/21/2017

Healthcare once again dominated the headlines as Republicans continue to struggle in their efforts to replace Obamacare. Of course, as Ryan McMaken noted this week, that’s part of the Republicans' problem. The obsessions of Obamacare itself has prevented honest conversation about what was plaguing American healthcare prior to the “Affordable” Care Act becoming law. Instead of eliminating government intervention in the healthcare industry, the GOP simply wants their own intervention. The issues ailing American healthcare does not mean that socialized medicine is the answer. As George Pickering pointed out, the UK's National Health Service looks great only if you ignore minor details. Like mortality rates. 

Instead, what is really needed is the elimination of the entire framework of the current highly regulated, subsidized, and manipulated healthcare market, and return to a free market where there is no room for government to get in the way of patient and doctor. 

On Mises Weekends, Jeff is joined by Brion McClanahan and Allen Mendenhall to discuss the US Constitution.

Lysander Spooner called it "The Constitution of no authority." Conservatives fetishize it, but don't follow it. Progressives want it annulled. So what should libertarians think about America's founding document?

Brion and Allen give us the unadulterated history and unpleasant truths about constitutionalism-- but also consider its underappreciated benefits. This is a discussion of the Constitution you won't hear anywhere else.

Below you'll find all the week's articles, in case you missed any of them:

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