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Brace Yourself For The Most Important Supreme Court Case Of The Year

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Friday, February 27, 2015

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in its most important case of the year, King v. Burwell.  The case is most obviously significant because it could invalidate subsidies for low income individuals covered by Obamacare in the approximately two-thirds of states that did not establish their own exchanges.

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Richard Epstein On The Forum (21:30)

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia The Forum
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Watch as Richard Epstein debates over Health Care Reform
 

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Personalized Medicine Is Promising But Needs Smarter Regulation

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Plugging personalized, or precision, medicine, President Obama recently announced funding for a new “research consortium” that would collect a variety of information from large numbers of people for a database. He failed to acknowledge, however, that the risk-averse posture and policies of his administration’s FDA create significant obstacles to the ultimate success of personalized medicine.

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Measles, Vaccines And Autism

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The current controversy over whether parents should be forced to have their children vaccinated for measles is one of the painful signs of our times. Measles was virtually wiped out in the United States, years ago. Why the resurgence of this disease now?

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Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (19:15)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein discusses the recent measles outbreak and vaccinations on the John Batchelor Show.
 

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Herbal Supplements Are A Ticking Time Bomb...And The Ticking Is Getting Louder

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Following independent testing of herbal dietary supplements that found them to be fraudulently labeled, the New York Attorney General has sent cease-and-desist letters to major retailers, directing them to stop selling the products. Such action is long overdue, but it is insufficient.

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Notable & Quotable: Measles—Misinformation Gone Viral

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Constitution’s various provisions protecting individual liberty must at times give way to government control in response to health hazards.

From the Defining Ideas article "Measles: Misinformation Gone Viral."

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The Libertarian Podcast – “Vaccines and Individual Liberty”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Richard Epstein addresses the controversy over vaccination requirements.

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Measles: Misinformation Gone Viral

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 2, 2015

State mandates in favor of vaccines help protect public health. 

Podcast: The Libertarian Podcast – “Vaccines and Individual Liberty”
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Luigi Zingales on the Costs and Benefits of the Financial Sector

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 2, 2015

Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on whether the financial sector is good for society and about the gap between how banks and bankers are perceived by the public vs. finance professors. Zingales discusses the costs and benefits of financial innovation, compares the finance sector to the health sector, and suggests how business education should talk about finance to create better behavior.

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Health Care Policy Working Group


The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.