Is human blood a “public resource”? Prof. Peter Jaworski argues that your bodily fluids belong to you, and governments should let you sell them.
Competition is often considered a dirty word, with many critics of free market ideas emphasizing the cutthroat competition of Wall Street as an example of how competition brings out the worst in people, encourages us to cut corners, and undermines our altruistic tendencies.
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation.
President Donald Trump claimed Senators who voted against Obamacare’s replacement, the AHCA, had “let down Americans.”
As a believer in small government, I usually favor anything that reduces taxes. But this tax break has wreaked havoc on American health care.
Last week, Professor Jeffrey Miron joined us on Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” conversation as part of the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series. The conversation focused on Dr. Miron’s 30+ years of study on the effects of drug criminalization. Check out some of the highlights below. GPSBach While there seems to be an emerging consensus on […]
The relevant alternative to a cheap healthcare provider for a lot of people isn’t a medical doctor — it’s Google.
Let’s debunk the confusion around the “dangerous” carcinogens in processed meat.
Want to sell a new medicine? You need to pay $2 million — at least — to the FDA
Government rules inflict unnecessary and invasive interventions on women giving birth.
Bryan Caplan says we could get rid of 95% of government health care intervention, and STILL have subsidized health insurance for the poorest. Watch the full interview
Recent arguments against cutting federal health care spending — and letting states handle insurance regulation — reveal just how unaffordable the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is.
If you missed the Reddit AMA with Professor Lauren Hall last week, fear not! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the whole thing here. Dr. Hall is associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of Family and […]
During policy debates on healthcare most people assume that more healthcare leads to better outcomes. What if that assumption is false?
Republican reformers have repeatedly promised affordable healthcare for all Americans — doubly affordable, in fact. They promise sufficient subsidies to put premiums and out-of-pocket costs within reach of low- and middle-income consumers. At the same time, they promise that the plan will be affordable to the federal budget, even given the constraints their most conservative […]
Without substantive entitlement reform, it will be exceedingly difficult to address the country’s long-term fiscal problems, and it will only get harder if needed changes are delayed.
This bill is a train wreck waiting to happen.
What does it really mean to “repeal and replace” Obamacare?
I do favor some role for the government. One idea for overcoming the free rider problem is mandatory health saving accounts and catastrophic insurance. (The alternative is letting people who choose not to be insured simply die when they are sick. Even if that’s the right policy, society is not willing to adopt it—so health savings accounts seem like a good second best policy.)
3,000 Americans die every year for lack of bone marrow donors. Here’s how markets for marrow could save them. Peter Jaworski recaps his testimony to Congress.
The Affordable Care Act aimed to expand health insurance coverage, address pre-existing conditions, & reduce health care costs — but did it? Bob Ewing and Brian Blase of the Mercatus Center discuss the goals of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and the implications of possible repeal or replacement by the incoming administration.
What’s happening to health insurance? It’s in a death spiral: premium hikes lead to enrollment drops lead to premium hikes … Learn More: https://www.learnliberty.org/blog/why-chairs-are-cheap-and-epipens-are-expensive/
Dr. Brian Blase explains why healthcare premiums are rising and insurers are leaving the healthcare exchanges set by the Affordable Care Act. The result? “Death spiral.” Learn More: https://www.learnliberty.org/blog/the-obamacare-horror-stories-arent-slowing-down/
In 1930, total government expenditure was 10% of GDP. Of that, approximately 3% was federal spending, and 7% was state and local spending. Today, government expenditure is about 40% of GDP, with 25% of that spending federal, and the remaining 15% state and local.