Mises Wire

Randomized Controlled Trials and Economic Questions

Blog12/27/2018

The Austrians have long argued that equilibrium models of economic phenomena cannot capture the causal, realistic aspect of human behavior. "All things are subject to the law of cause and effect," says Menger in the famous opening line of his Principles of Economics. Formal economic...

Read More

52. Should Doctors Get Involved in Healthcare Policy? A Med Student’s Perspective

Health

12/26/2018Audio/Video
Dr. Accad and Dr. Koka discuss the pros and cons of healthcare policy—and of a doctor’s involvement in such policy—with Aamir Hussein, a fourth year medical student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
Read More

The School Safety Debacle

EducationMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/24/2018

Since public schools are funded through tax dollars, the schools don't really care if their safety measures are done in a way that treats students with the sort of respect paying customers would likely receive.

Read More

51. The Expert vs. the Algorithm: Gary Klein on Decision-Making in Healthcare

Health

12/18/2018Audio/Video
Doctors are increasingly asked to follow decision rules, guidelines, and “evidence-based” algorithms. Is that the right approach to take care of patients? Are cognitive errors over-emphasized in healthcare?
Read More

100 Percent Reserve Banking and the Path to a Single-Country Gold Standard

Gold StandardInterventionismMoney and Banking

12/18/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
A look at the detrimental consequences of fractional reserve banking and outline its abolition before a viable gold standard can be established.
Read More

50. Thieves of Virtue: How Bioethics Stole Medicine

Health

12/13/2018Audio/Video
Are bioethicists too complacent about their grasp of economics? A fascinating discussion with Dr. Tom Koch.
Read More

49. Why Are We Insuring Primary Care? Lee Gross on the DPC Movement

Health

12/09/2018Audio/Video
Dr. Lee Gross is a pioneer in the most hopeful trend in health care today: the Direct Primary Care movement.
Read More

48. Many Statisticians, Many Answers: The Methodological Factor in the Replication Crisis

Health

12/05/2018Audio/Video
Can scientists step into the same data pool and obtain the same research results twice?
Read More
Shield icon wire