What This Nation Needs is a Good Affordable (Large) Cigar
Economy

What This Nation Needs is a Good Affordable (Large) Cigar

History has all but forgotten Thomas Marshal. After surviving an attempted bombing, the former governor of Indiana managed to serve two terms as Vice President under Woodrow Wilson. Narrowly escaping death, however, seems to have been Marshal’s greatest accomplishment in office. He took a cynical approach to the job, readily acknowledging the ‘insignificance’ of the … Continue reading

Economic Freedom Series: Why Do I need a Prescription for Contact Lenses?
Economy / Healthcare / Regulation

Economic Freedom Series: Why Do I need a Prescription for Contact Lenses?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) have infringed upon my economic liberties. Collectively, these government bodies created an inefficient marketplace that burdens contact lens retailers and consumers. In hopes of curtailing market power granted to contact lens prescribers by FDA regulation, the FTC designed the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act … Continue reading

The Pains of the FDA: Agency Under Scrutiny for Approving Prescription Painkiller
Healthcare / Politics

The Pains of the FDA: Agency Under Scrutiny for Approving Prescription Painkiller

Established in 1906, the Food and Drug Administration’s job is to ensure the protection and promotion of public health.  The FDA’s heavily invested power over product regulation comes with an even greater responsibility to safely serve the public.  The FDA is under fire for underplaying that responsibility by approving the painkiller Zohydro, which is a pill containing … Continue reading