Stability and the foundations for long-term growth, not politics, need to come first. By Gary S. Becker, Steven J. Davis, and Kevin M. Murphy.
Sharp changes are afoot throughout the globe. Demographics are shifting, technology is advancing at unprecedented rates, and these changes are being felt everywhere. How should we develop strategies to deal with this emerging new world? We can begin by understanding it. First, there is the changing composition of the world population, which will have a profound impact on societies. Developed countries are experiencing falling fertility and increasing life expectancy. As working-age populations shrink and pensions and care costs for the elderly rise, it becomes harder for governments to afford other productive investments.
The Trump-loathing American left has spiraled out of control.
Many users of such dietary supplements rushed to stock up on their supplies before the ban begins.
Reducing the availability of advanced medical technology will drastically affect our high standard of health care.
Human societies have generally made great progress over the course of history in the mastery of their surrounding environments, climates, and biomes. And the experience of the United States is emblematic of this, across a variety of measures—with significant reductions in air and water pollution, in weather-related mortality, in malnutrition, and in the burden of disease. Progress has been driven by a combination of technology, markets, and governance. Oftentimes difficult social and regulatory choices over the past half century, enabled by technological innovation and ongoing incentives for investments, have allowed this country to stay one step ahead of the variety of environmental and health risks it faces.
As the FDA heads into a second century, its fundamental flaws are more apparent than ever. Why the FDA can’t (or won’t) reform itself. By Henry I. Miller.
The agency has changed its own rules and now seeks to regulate drugs that pre-date its founding.
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In 1990 the United Nations forecast that world population would peak at around 11 billion by the middle of this century. Now many experts believe the peak will be closer to 8 or 9 billion people. Is this slowing of global population growth good news for the earth's environment? Or do we still need to worry about the dangers of overpopulation and overconsumption? Peter Robinson speaks with Paul Ehrlich and Steven Hayward.
Learning how to live in a newly dangerous world. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller and Sherri Ferris.
Incentives and information for providers and consumers could bring some rationality to this process
Guests: Ben Protess, NYT. Ty Rogoway, AviationIntel. Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover.
In its efforts to remove lead from children’s products, the federal government has taken a reasonable idea to absurd extremes. By Richard A. Epstein.
“Microloans” already help people in the Third World escape from poverty. Now “micropayments” are helping them get health care. By Scott W. Atlas.