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For Sale By Owner

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Every month dozens of people die while waiting for organ transplants.Why? A classic case of demand outweighing supply. Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker proposes a solution.

Global Warming and Globaloney

by Thomas Gale Moorevia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Environmentalists urge the world to spend trillions of dollars to halt global warming. For less than a thousandth of the cost, Hoover fellow Thomas Gale Moore points out, we could instead treat the one-fifth of the world's children who now go without immunizations-and actually do some good.

The Painful Truth About Medical Research

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

The federal government spends $12 billion a year on medical research. Which diseases get priority? The deadliest killers? According to Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker, the ones with the best-organized advocacy groups.

A Big Fat Problem

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

A quarter of a century after Procter & Gamble developed the fat substitute olestra, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved it. Now a group associated with Ralph Nader, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is accusing the FDA of beinga corporate lapdog. Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller details an absurdity.

Abuses and Usurpations

by Jessica Gavoravia Policy Review
Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Jessica Gavora on our uniformed corps of medical personnel that's costly, unnecessary -- and reluctant to serve its country.

Blessings of Liberty

by John Hoodvia Policy Review
Friday, November 1, 1996

John Hood on the market's medical miracles

How We Adopted A Soviet-Style Health Care System--and How We Can End It

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Health care delivery in the United States has become so depersonalized as to be virtually Soviet. Don't believe it? Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman proves the point by quoting Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Hoover honorary fellow. The way to end depersonalized care? Friedman argues for medical savings accounts.

M.D. Monopoly

by Doug Bandowvia Policy Review
Friday, September 1, 1995

How nurses can help relieve spiraling health-care costs

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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.