A Free Market Approach to GMO-Free Labels
U.S. Domestic Policy

A Free Market Approach to GMO-Free Labels

More often than we might like, there is a huge disconnect between science and politics. When it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), also known as genetically modified food, the science is settled: GMOs are perfectly fine for human consumption. In fact, anyone familiar with development economics knows that GMOs have lifted millions (if not billions) … Continue reading

Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: A Legally Dubious Order
Communications / Constitution / Politics

Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: A Legally Dubious Order

Editor’s Note: This article appears as the second of a three-part series dealing with the recent legal battle between Apple and the F.B.I. over a court order requiring Apple to break into the phone of one of the San Bernardino Shooters. Jon examines the legal underpinning of the case.   My colleague Alessandra does an excellent job … Continue reading

Republican or Democrat, Let’s Wait on a Nominee
Constitution / Politics

Republican or Democrat, Let’s Wait on a Nominee

The legal world was shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Supreme Court justice and conservative intellectual giant, Antonin Scalia. Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Antonin Scalia could always be counted on as one of the “conservative” members of the Court, in addition to promoting his “originalist” interpretation of the constitution. After he died, it … Continue reading

Fighting Waste: Proton Beam Therapy in Prostate Cancer
Healthcare / Medicare

Fighting Waste: Proton Beam Therapy in Prostate Cancer

Experts across the political spectrum have questioned how much society should be willing to pay for new and expensive treatments, especially if another treatment exists with a proven track record. Although it often escapes policymakers, the heart of this debate should be medical efficacy. For both the new treatment and the old, do they work? How … Continue reading