April 5, 2011

Smothering medical innovation

By Smothering medical innovation

Author: Timothy Sandefur

James V. DeLong has an important article on the federal government's threat to medical innovation:

The one thing we cannot do if we want to maintain our innovative mojo is continue down the road we are on of socializing the whole system, which leads only to more conferences on innovation, strategy papers, committees that promise to identify the very best innovations no matter how long it takes, new government institutions to compensate for the destruction of the old private ones, and ultimate paralysis, probably while China and other Asian tigers zip by us by adopting market-oriented systems.

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