Mises Wire

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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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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Why Are Progressives so Bad at Governing?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/19/2019

From crumbling public transport to rampant homelessness, progressive politicians are terrible at running the government once they are in power.

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We'll Need Property Rights in a World of Gene-Edited Humans

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog12/19/2018

A respect for property rights will become all the more important in the age of "designer babies" and "gene editing."

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Why Venezuela Is Starving

SocialismWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

At the end of July 2018, the National Assembly estimated that each week six Venezuelan children die of starvation.

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Will Myanmar Embrace Market Reforms?

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog12/19/2017
Myanmar is moving away from its socialist past, but many challenges remain.
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Why is NASA Covering Up Elon Musk’s Mistakes?

Cronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/21/2017
Elon Musk's SpaceX appears to have some very good friends in Congress who are working to grant SpaceX monopoly powers.
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