Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana Because Human Suffering is Expensive

Activists march along Reforma avenue in Mexico City on May 6, 2017 demanding the depenalization of marijuana. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) This week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the world that his country Continue reading Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana Because Human Suffering is Expensive

Why Sacrifices by the Rich Won’t Fix Social Welfare – Bloomberg

Now, let’s say we are considering more money for disability insurance. It would be easy enough to claim the disability payments are better than more Birkin bags for the wealthy. But we also need to compare the disability program to Continue reading Why Sacrifices by the Rich Won’t Fix Social Welfare – Bloomberg

Steller: Medical marijuana can help Arizona address opioid problem | Latest Tim Steller columns | tucson.com

Will Humble used to be a skeptic. He was the director of Arizona’s Department of Health Services when voters were asked to consider approving medical marijuana in 2010. He publicly opposed it. But then the initiative passed, and Humble gradually Continue reading Steller: Medical marijuana can help Arizona address opioid problem | Latest Tim Steller columns | tucson.com

The Right to Information about Legal Treatments Speeds Medical Innovation

“Every drug available for prescription in the United States must have gone through at least phase I clinical trials. Phase I trials examine a drug for toxicity in healthy volunteers and establish that the drug meets a minimum level of Continue reading The Right to Information about Legal Treatments Speeds Medical Innovation

Our Orwellian Future: Create a Corporate Monopoly and Call it “Government”

The United States is careening toward another crisis, a series of crises, in fact. All of these ineluctable future events are, in one way or another, crises of centralization, generated by the problems inherent in the centralization of political and Continue reading Our Orwellian Future: Create a Corporate Monopoly and Call it “Government”

IRS Loses $175 Million Unlawful License Fees Class Action Lawsuit

On September 8, 2014, plaintiffs Adam Steele, Brittany Montrois, “and a Class of More Than 700,000 Similarly Situated Individuals and Businesses” filed a class action suit against the federal government seeking to recover allegedly unlawful license fees paid to the Continue reading IRS Loses $175 Million Unlawful License Fees Class Action Lawsuit

Restrictions On HealthCare Providers Means Higher Costs and Long Wait Times

Scope-of-practice laws are state-specific restrictions that determine what tasks nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician’s assistants, pharmacists and other healthcare providers may undertake in the course of caring for patients. These rules restrict the supply of primary caregivers, a problem which Continue reading Restrictions On HealthCare Providers Means Higher Costs and Long Wait Times