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, millions of Americans had high blood pressure for the first time. It wasn’t even Thanksgiving. That day the American College of Cardiology (ACC), working with the American Heart Association (AHA), released new guidelines regarding what constitutes high blood pressure. Since 2003, a reading below 140/90 was considered normal. Now, any blood...
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Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, Lobbying, public health, special interests
Robert Higgs | Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 4:37 PM PST | Comments Off on Public Choice Analysis a Scheme for Imposing Racist Oligarchy on the USA? Preposterous!
Public choice analysis shows, among many other things, that organized political interests will tend to dominate the political process at the expense of the unorganized members of society. This is not a claim that “the rich” will necessarily dominate “the poor” in the political process, although the rich obviously have an advantage in influencing...
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Tags: Democracy in Chains, James Buchanan, Nancy MacLean, Political Economy, public choice, Robert Higgs, special interests