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Why are CAT Scans Cheaper for Cats than Humans?
A Lesson on How to Lower Healthcare Costs
While humans haven’t managed to bend the “cost curve” down in medicine, veterinary medicine has become cheaper and cheaper over time.
Ross Marchand | October 29, 2018
Is Gov Paranoid?
Spying for Your Protection
Gov’s got a problem. It turns out that people don’t always like being told what to do, even when Gov so obviously knows what’s best for them.
Ben Wilterdink | October 23, 2018
A License to Kill Jobs
Do You Have a Permit for That?
Starting a business is tough. Acquiring the skills necessary to succeed, attracting and retaining customers, and outcompeting the competition are not easy feats to accomplish. It can be even tougher once government regulations are thrown into the mix.
Ben Wilterdink | October 19, 2018
Hacking Mosquitoes to Save Lives
How Innovation is Being Harnessed to Take on Deadly Diseases at the Source
Hacking pests could be a turning point in defeating some deadly diseases and saving millions of lives worldwide. It could also end the need for conventional spraying campaigns.
Lawrence McQuillan | October 16, 2018
Jackpot!
If Rent Control is Like Winning the Lottery, Who Buys the Losing Tickets?
When a property becomes subject to rent control, the first losers are the property owners.
Ben Wilterdink | October 10, 2018
Not Your Parents’ Cops
Are Neighborhood Police Officers Being Replaced?
For years, American police officers resembled that quintessential small-town cop Andy Griffith. Their mission, to protect and serve, only rarely called for automatic weapons and virtually never required military-style assault vehicles. Today, however, police officers look less like Andy Griffith and more like Judge Dredd.
Ben Wilterdink | October 8, 2018
Welcome to Catalyst!
The internet can be a noisy place. Sometimes just logging into social media feels like stepping onto a battlefield, except nobody knows who’s on which team and what the teams even mean anymore.
Increase Opportunities with Education Savings Accounts
Education Savings Accounts Provide Flexibility for Parents.
Many parents lament the quality of public schools in their area, but feel their children are trapped in those districts. For the 2015–2016 school year, America as a whole boasted a graduation rate of 84 percent, the highest in recent years.
Ben Wilterdink | September 24, 2018
Two-way Trade in the “Same” Commodity
The same commodity can be both imported and exported to a single country.
In some economically relevant regard, the product being imported at any particular moment differs from the product being exported from a given country. International trade is much more complex than one might imagine.
Robert Higgs | September 24, 2018
Telemedicine Is Popular: Why Isn’t It Everywhere?
Will telemedicine revolutionize the healthcare industry?
Telemedicine, the use of telecommunication technology to help administer medical care, is often credited with “radically changing” the healthcare market. Some have credited telemedicine with revolutionizing healthcare delivery, private practice, and outpatient care among other components of healthcare.
Raymond J. March | September 24, 2018