This week on our podcast, the IEA's Head of Health and Welfare Dr Kristian Niemietz discusses the UK's national treasure- also known as the National Health Service. In the wake of yet another winter crisis, Kristian explains how other countries manage to avoid system shutdowns every year, mainly through the use of market mechanisms that ... Continue reading
The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman and former Minister of Health, sits down with Sam Collins, Policy Advisor to the Director General, to discuss liberalism, the size of the state and individual health budgets.... Continue reading
The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, former Minister of State for Health and current Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman, sat down with Mark Littlewood for the latest of our 'In Conversation With...' series. Mark and Norman discussed the future of the NHS, drug legalisation and the future of liberalism in the Liberal Democrat Party.... Continue reading
What is the future of the NHS? As part of our Paragon Initiative, the IEA hosted a panel discussion to look at: The NHS’ ability to adapt to an ageing population with different health needs (and the funding implications of this) Relatively poor outcomes compared to other developed western countries Increasing politicisation of the NHS ... Continue reading
Professor Michael Munger, Professor of Political Science at Duke University in North Carolina, speaks at the IEA's THINK Conference. He discusses the state of the health care debate in the United States, and some alternative models.... Continue reading
Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the IEA, speaks at the 2015 THINK Conference. He discusses different health systems, and explores what it is we actually should be looking for from our health care.... Continue reading
Some public health campaigners consider good health to be irreconcilable with free market capitalism. They regard the pursuit of profit as a major cause of unhealthy consumption and view certain industries as ‘disease vectors’. Accordingly, they support political action which limits commercial speech and restricts product development. One consequence of this ‘neo-prohibitionist’ approach is that ... Continue reading
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