Category Archives: health care

Jacobin both good and bad

I guess that I should really get a subscription, given how often I read JacobinMag nowadays. This morning, for instance, I read a piece where they point towards the role of the Netherlands as vanguard of everything that’s wrong in … Continue reading

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“Pro Life” explained in 6 panels

At Cyanide and Happiness:

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Government-supported car purchases in the same way as single-payer healthcare might actually be a good idea

NC has a post in which they criticize the Freakanomics guys’ attempt to push for further privatization of health care: In a meeting with UK PM David Cameron, Levitt and his co-author apparently made some rather absurd remarks about health … Continue reading

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The American dream is dead and rotting

New Economic Perspectives hits us with this: The Washington Post recently reported that Day Care now costs more—in 31 U.S. states—than a college education. In a fit of logic rarely exhibited in today’s journalism, the article explains that since it … Continue reading

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Labeling regime destabilization “foreign aid”

USAID, which carries the “aid” in its name and which describes itself in the following manner: “USAID is a development agency, not an intelligence agency, and we work all over the world to help people exercise their fundamental rights and … Continue reading

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Economics and Morality

NC has a relatively short but interesting post up, called Economics is Applied Morality: Utilitarianism is the moral foundation of economics. The idea of the greatest good for the greatest number is intuitively appealing. But applying a utilitarian framework relies … Continue reading

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Moving stories vs true stories

Watched “Dallas Buyers Club” last night: Jared Leto is very impressive! The story itself, however: when one looks at the facts, this is a story of how FDA procedures worked, getting a drug approved rather quickly that is still used … Continue reading

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