Monday, March 22, 2010

Hsieh and Gelberg articles in TOS

The contents for the Spring 2010 issue of The Objective Standard are now online.

It includes my article, "Government-Run Health Care vs. the Hippocratic Oath".

My article discusses how and why government-run "universal health care" will inevitably compromise doctors' ability to uphold their Hippocratic Oath to treat their patients according to their best judgment and ability.

I also highly recommend Sarah Gelberg's article, "The Virtue of Treating People Like Animals: Why Human Health Care Should Mirror Veterinary Health Care".

Her article shows that although veterinary and human medicine are extremely similar in terms of quality of care, the freer market for the former makes it substantially more affordable and accessible than the latter.

Non-subscribers can read the introduction to both articles online, but only subscribers can read the full pieces. Non-subscribers can also purchase PDFs of individual articles for $4.95. (Or if they like the samples of these and articles, they should subscribe to the journal!)

A shorter version of my article is also available to the public on the PajamasMedia website, under the title "ObamaCare vs. the Hippocratic Oath".