Author Archives: Shawn Levasseur

Trump on the North Carolina Pissing Contest

How weird is it getting? Trump’s acting like the reasonable one here. From Reason: Asked about the big culture-war issue of the moment, public restroom access for trans individuals, Trump said he thinks North Carolina should have left things alone. “North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they’re paying a big price,” said […]

The $750 Pill: Corporate Greed, Excessive Regulation—or Both?

Dr. Mary Ruwart Why, you might ask, can Shkreli price his drug so high and not fear that a generic competitor will undercut him? After all, the daraprim no longer has patent protection. The answer: Turing Pharmaceuticals has a de facto monopoly, courtesy of the ever-increasing costs of gaining FDA approval, both for new drugs […]

Thomas Knapp on ‘Net Neutrality:

Apparently the Internet needs to be “saved” from the guys who made it cheap, ubiquitous and pretty darn free (free as in free speech, not as in free beer). Who’s doing the saving? The gang that historically has always, every time, without exception made anything and everything it touches more expensive, less reliable and less […]