Category Archives: Medical

Quirky cultural customs: the causes of death

Have you ever reflected on what a strange concept the notion of a ’cause of death’ really is? We use the term so often that it wouldn’t quickly register as a cultural oddity, but it really is a quirky beast … Continue reading

Posted in Death and taxes, Ethics, Geeky Musings, Health, History, Libertarian Musings, Medical, Science, Social Policy | 9 Comments

Politics and solving problems

Here’s a skilful pitch for government dollars. Why shouldn’t online appointments with medical health people be funded under Medicare. Why indeed? It’s all slickly done as you’d expect from Change.org. These guys have optimised social campaigns to a high art. Anyway, it got me … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Medical | 3 Comments

To be or not to be?

It looks as if prominent and obsessively determined euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke may be in trouble again.  He has already had his right to practise medicine suspended and is facing Medical Board disciplinary proceedings arising from a situation a … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Medical, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Protectionism: of the white collar variety

Relaxing Occupational Licensing Requirements: Analyzing Wages and Prices for a Medical Service by Morris M. Kleiner, Allison Marier, Kyoung Won Park, Coady Wing Abstract: Occupational licensing laws have been relaxed in a large number of U.S. states to give nurse … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Innovation, Medical | 6 Comments