Thursday, August 16, 2012

Diana Hsieh on Medicine in a Free Society

In the 12 August 2012 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, my wife Dr. Diana Hsieh discussed medicine in a free society.

The question was:
What would the practice of medicine look like in a free society? Today, the practice of medicine is highly regulated and controlled by the government, including in its business aspects.
How would medicine change if the government fully respected rights? What would remain the same?
Her Answer, In Brief:

While the particulars of a free market in medicine cannot be predicted, that free market would be far, far superior for doctors and patients than our current mixture of welfare and controls.

Download or Listen to Her Full Answer:

Tags: Business, Free Society, Medicine, Rights

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A podcast of the full episode – where Diana answered questions on overcoming weakness of will, deductive reasoning, advertising to children, medicine in a free society, and more – is available as a podcast here: Episode of 12 August 2012.

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