At a crucial moment, the Roberts court blinked, setting back both the Constitution and any dreams of limited federal power. By John Yoo.
The first step to avoid drowning in debt? Stop ignoring the approaching wave. By David Koitz.
Sometimes racial information can help in treatment
Medical science won't support smoking
The United States spends a mind-boggling percentage of its GDP on a health care system that virtually everyone agrees is a disaster. Is there any way out of this mess? There is—and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman has found it.
The outgoing administration’s unheralded accomplishments in Africa. By Mvemba Phezo Dizolele.
Letting the government play doctor is bad medicine. By Scott W. Atlas.
A stranglehold on food and medicine
Climate Change and Environmental Pollutants: Translating Research into Sound Policy for Human Health and Well-Being
We are intimately connected to the world around us—to the air, water, and soil that envelop us. The average adult constantly replenishes the oxygen within them by taking 12 to 20 breaths per minute; we regularly consume water, which constitutes over 50% of our body weight; we obtain most of our vital nutrients from the soil through the foods we consume. A healthy vibrant biosphere is vital for our wellbeing.
Regulation and risk aversion hinder advancement
Ten years ago, soaring health care costs prompted the Clinton administration to propose sweeping reforms to the health care system, including a substantial new role for the federal government. But the plan drafted under the guidance of First Lady Hillary Clinton was defeated in Congress. A decade later, the problems with our health care system seem to have only gotten worse. In the recent economic downturn, millions lost their insurance along with their jobs, adding to the estimated 40 to 45 million Americans who have no medical insurance at all. Meanwhile the costs incurred by government and businesses to keep the rest of us covered are skyrocketing. Has the HMO model of health care that became predominant in the 1990s failed us? If so, what should replace it?
The global AIDS pandemic is now in its third decade. Although treatments have improved and infection rates have slowed in the West, AIDS continues to take a staggering toll in Africa. And experts believe that Eurasia, particularly Russia, China, and India, may be next. Is the United States doing enough to combat the global AIDS crisis? Should the United States continue its current policy, which includes an emphasis on getting antiretroviral drugs to millions who can't now afford them? Or does the United States need to focus more on pressuring affected countries to reform their inadequate social and economic institutions? Peter Robinson speaks with Carol Adelman and Greg Behrman.
Can public policy support the institution of friendship?
Senator Rob Portman on passing legislation to get the economy going and the United States back on track.
Misplaced priorities for drug approval