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Economic Stratification and College Admission

Education

Blog04/16/2019

The increasing importance of elite higher education is a symptom of "political capitalism" in which success is determined by political connections rather than by the satisfaction of consumer preferences in the marketplace.

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Conservative Means to Progressive Ends? Avik Roy on Healthcare

Health

04/12/2019Audio/Video
Is there a conservative path to universal healthcare? Avik Roy certainly believes so.
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The Development of Municipal Fire Departments in the United States

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

04/11/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
For many years in London, firefighting was provided privately by insurance companies. Oddly enough, the Americans rejected this model for the far-more-politicized fire department model we know today.
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Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Crusade: A New Progressive War on Wealth

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. EconomyMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/06/2019

In their war on "monopolies," Progressives like Elizabeth Warren show they don't understand the history of anti-monopoly legislation, and they also don't understand that modern day "monopolies" aren't really monopolies at all.

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Taking the USMLE to Task

Health

04/01/2019Audio/Video
Bryan Carmody, MD, discusses the machinations that constitute licensing examination in the United States.
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Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Future

Health

03/26/2019Audio/Video
Is there a way forward? Accad and Koka interview Paul McHugh, MD, one of the most important figures in academic psychiatry of the last thirty years.
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The Cost of the Enlightenment

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2019

The fruit of the Enlightenment has been the growth and centralization of the state, at the expense of all other institutions. The material plenty we enjoy today are in spite of this change, not because of it.

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Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials: An Insider's View

Health

03/20/2019Audio/Video
Mention the phrase “industry-sponsored clinical trial” and many eyes will immediately roll back. But, is the reaction justified? Dr. Milton Packer explains.
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