What Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Fails To Grasp – US Companies Are Already In The...

Sure, we all know how newspaper columns are written. There's a fad or a fashion passing by, something must be found to say about it. That said columnist isn't greatly informed on the subject under discussion isn't the point....

The Absurd Claim That A US Free Trade Agreement Requires Privatising The NHS

The Senior Lecturer tells us that we must stay inside the European Union so that we can protect the National Health Service. You see, if we leave, then we'll try and get a free trade agreement with the United...

Ötzi’s Penicillin – The Birch Bark Fungus Called The Birch Polypore

That useful drugs can be found out there in nature is obviously true. That's how Fleming discovered penicillin after all. It's also why the ancients used to collect spider webs to put on wounds. Nothing to do with the...

That Laffer Curve Thing – GP Closures Driven By GP Pensions Changes

So, The Guardian tells us that GP surgeries are closing across the country. In fact, there's been a surge of such in the past couple of years. Gee, why could that be? GPs have blamed under-resourcing and recruitment difficulties as...

The 23 Week, 8.6 Ounces, Baby and Late Abortion

The basic moral question at the heart of the abortion debate is what is a human being? This is one of those things where Peter Singer is analytically correct - we face a Sorites problem here. That insight being...

Andrew Wakefield’s Terribly Stupid Ideas On Vaccines

That Andrew Wakefield himself is not terribly stupid is obvious. Few have the brains - or the gall - to turn some entirely dubious cod science into the opportunity to be bonking Elle McPherson. So, there is that. However, certain...

Why Does Zolgensma Cost $2.15 Million A Treatment? Because Someone’s Got To Pay

Zolgensma is a new drug out to treat a specific genetic defect which usually kills those who have it by the time they're two years old. It's a one time treatment that, at least as far as we know,...

Prodnoses – People Must Be Banned From Eating What They Like

There's a certain type of person, a character set, that we should never allow to get anywhere near actual power over us. Because their point is that we must all stop whatever it is that we desire to do...

The US Couldn’t Have Ended Up With The National Health Service, Not Possible

That the health care system in the United States could have been different if different decisions were taken is entirely true, as the following article proposes. But it never could have ended up with an entirely government run health...

A Plurality Of Americans Are Anti-Abortion – Shouldn’t It Be Illegal Then?

We've all long known that American attitudes to abortion are rather different than they are over here in Europe. We do indeed have people who are vociferously against the practice - I am one of them but this isn't...

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