Medicine in a Free Society
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 12 August 2012, Question 4
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 12 August 2012, I answered a question on medicine in a free society.
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?
My 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.
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