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Eugenics and the Racist Underbelly of the American Left

U.S. History

Blog09/30/2019

Jim Crow policies and the eugenics-tinged racial purity theories behind them were at the heart of progressivism, something that few progressives today are willing to acknowledge.

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Why Is the Antibiotics Market Broken?

Health

09/26/2019Audio/Video
Big Pharma is abandoning its R&D efforts for antibiotics. What are the regulatory, scientific, and economic factors responsible for this potentially dangerous trend? Accad and Koka interview Dr. David Shlaes.
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Why Employer-Funded Health Plans Are Turning to Free Market Medicine

Health

09/05/2019Audio/Video
Jay Kempton shares insights from his recent efforts to turn employers away from the wasteful and corrupt health insurance benefit model.
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The New York Times Gets Slavery (and Capitalism) Wrong, Yet Again

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/31/2019

If violence is the key to creating wealth, as Desmond insinuates, then the communist nations would have created fabulous amounts of wealth given the brutality of 20th-century Stalinism.

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What Student Loans and Health Care Have in Common

Blog08/19/2019

When colleges or hospitals are guaranteed payment by a third party, such as Sallie Mae or a health insurance company, it's only natural to raise prices on the student or patient. In these cases, the user's ability to pay becomes almost irrelevant.

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Bob Graboyes: From Fortress to Frontier in American Healthcare

Health

08/13/2019Audio/Video
Bob Graboyes on why American healthcare is stuck in a hundred-year-old mentality that stifles innovation, constrains medical advances, and yields low quality care.
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The Stupidity of the American Healthcare Consumer?

Health

08/05/2019Audio/Video
Dr. Keith Smith offers insights into the chasm that exists between the way healthcare policy makers conceive of medical practice and how ordinary patients actually seek the best possible healthcare value.
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Venezuela: Radical Pro-Market Reform Is the Only Way

PovertyWorld History

Venezuelan politicians hoping to replace the current regime in Venezuela mostly offer just re-treads of the failed socialism the country has endured for decades.

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