Browsing All posts tagged under »Public Policy«

What’s Wrong With Torture? Lots!

December 18, 2014 by

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There was an excellent post (and comment thread) over at PEA Soup on torture (see the original post and the excellent discussion thereafter here). I have copied and pasted the original post here, though I highly recommend visiting the original post to read the ensuing discussion in the comment thread. Given the recently released torture […]

Ending Federal Student Aid Would Only Hurt the Poor

June 21, 2012 by

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Antony Davies has recently given a really brief pod cast as to how the student loan crisis is similar and even worse to the housing bubble that popped a few years back (it’s worth a look, only 4 minutes long). I think he’s right that this is a major problem. He suggests (as do many […]

Organ Procurement: Are Changes Needed to Ensure Fairness?

June 12, 2012 by

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In this short post I’ll be asking two important and related questions regarding organ procurement as it is currently practiced: (1) Are the currently policies surrounding organ transplantation fair? And, (2) Is it practical to make changes to the current policies? Here I’ll deal mostly with question (1) and offer only some brief remarks with […]