RealClear Radio Hour – Fortress and Frontier, the Regulatory Dichotomy

7 Dec

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The Health Care Fortress

DEC 6, 2014

Robert Graboyes, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, likens regulatory policy of the IT and healthcare industries to a frontier and a fortress, respectively. Graboyes argues that the Food and Drug Administration’s slow-walk drug approval process creates an invisible graveyard of people who die waiting for new treatments. Instead, he proposes allowing greater innovation, as is common in IT, to create more effective, affordable care and treatment options.

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The Seasteading Frontier

DEC 6, 2014

Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute, who proudly dubs himself a “Seavangelist,” describes how floating communities would encourage governments to act more like companies rather than monopolies and treat citizens more like customers whose loyalty they must earn. Using the cruise industry as a model, Quirk predicts seasteading will become a reality for “aqua-preneurs” by the year 2020.

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