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National Socialism Geographic

HealthLegal SystemMedia and CultureInterventionism

Blog07/26/2007

The current issue of National Geographic (August), in addition to the usual propaganda about global warming, chastises the United States for a poor family leave policy.

The one-page feature called "Who Gives Parents a Break?" opens with the statement that "American...

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Myth & Fact About U.S. Health Care

Health

Blog07/19/2007

In case you haven't already read it, see my analysis of the American health care system which exposes some of the lies of Michael Moore by pointing out that it is far better compared to...

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No Furrin Catfish for me!

Health

Blog06/29/2007

If it does not say US, it is not 100% American catfish, or so says the Catfish Marketing Association, which is just oh so concerned about your health, and also very concerned that that Chinese catfish is about 2/3 cheaper than...

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Congress Could End the Organ Shortage Now

Free MarketsHealth

Blog06/13/2007

There are things you can do to help mitigate the shortage of transplantable organs such as kidneys. For example, you can identify yourself as an organ donor on your drivers license. You can join LifeSharers. And if you're really generous, you can give...

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The Greatest Capitalist Innovation?

HealthU.S. History

Blog05/04/2007

Joe Kissell at Interesting Thing of the Day does a little investigation to try to piece together The Story of Toilet Paper. If someone is going on about how idyllic life was before capitalism destroyed our more natural way of...

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Uh oh, dangerous, delicious, and fun drink becoming popular

HealthEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog03/30/2007

Sometimes the regular news reads just like The Onion, such as this one on the growing controversy about a new liquor drink called Spykes.

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The Hunger Banquet

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/30/2007

Many churches during the season of Lent hold a "hunger banquet" to illustrate the problem of poverty in the developing world. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but does guilt manipulation really solve the problem or does it cause people to grasp for straws or actually favor dangerous...

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Lessons of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

HealthU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/11/2007

Mystery solved. I first heard about the deadly flu pandemic of 1918 in an obscure blues song from that era. As I learned more about it, like that it was the worst pandemic in world history, I wondered why there was relative silence about this horrifying event, relative to, say, World War I and...

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