Raymond March | Sunday September 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM PST | Comments Off on Government vs. Private Efforts to Promote Breastfeeding: My Response to a Critic
Private efforts to promote childhood nutrition (specifically breastfeeding) are superior to government “solutions.”
Tags: breastfeeding, global health efforts, Human Milk Banking Association, La Leche League, Private Action, public health, World Health Assembly
Raymond March | Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 10:04 AM PST | Comments Off on New Blood-Pressure Guidelines Raise Concerns about Interest-Group Lobbying
On November 13, 2017, millions of Americans had high blood pressure for the first time. It wasn’t even Thanksgiving.
Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, Lobbying, public health, special interests
John R. Graham | Thursday January 5, 2017 at 10:21 AM PST | Comments Off on EPA Undermines the Fight Against Zika Virus
Other than anarcho-libertarians, most agree that government has a role to play in preventing and suppressing epidemics, a classic public-health problem. Viral or bacterial infections are not passed from animal to person, or person to person, by voluntary exchange. Instead, proximity to another’s infection can lead to an individual’s becoming infected, notwithstanding any market...
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Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, infectious diseases, public health, zika virus
Robert Higgs | Monday May 24, 2010 at 8:02 PM PST | 10 Comments
The federal budget is to a tolerable government as the Palace of Versailles is to a two-car garage. *** The Code of Federal Regulations is to the rule of law as a trainload of cyanide is to a nutritious diet. *** A member of Congress is to the preservation of our liberties as a member...
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Tags: Bible, Christianity, Congress, Constitution, Crusaders, economic recovery, eminent domain, Federal Regulations, government planning, hypocrisy, IRS, Pentagon, Politics, public health, stimulus, Supreme Court, Taj Mahal, Taxation, The State, Versailles
Anthony Gregory | Monday April 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM PST | 2 Comments
Statists across the spectrum are playing up the swine flu as more evidence that we need more state action and government power. Liberals see it as an excuse for more public health programs. Conservatives see it as a reason for clamping down on the border (not just conservatives—a Democratic Congresswoman has called for a...
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Tags: Civil Liberties, Healthcare, public health, The State