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The War On Fat

Jacob Sullum
August 1, 2004

"The War on Fat: Is the size of your butt the government's business?"

Simplify, Simplify: Alternative Permitting at the State Level

Christopher A. Hartwell
February 1, 1999

Traditional environmental regulations have two central features.

Simplify, Simplify: Alternative Permitting at the State Level

Christopher A. Hartwell
February 1, 1999
Hartwell examines in the Massachusetts DEP's Environmental Results Program (ERP) in this partial publication.

Privatizing Public Hospitals: Strategic Options in an Era of Industry-wide Consolidation

Richard L. Tradewell
August 1, 1998

In this excerpt from the book on privatizing hospitals, Tradewell writes for Reason that for local governments, continuing down the path of operating their own public hospitals ultimately is likely

Privatizing Public Hospitals: Strategic Options in an Era of Industry-wide Consolidation

Richard L. Tradewell
August 1, 1998

The best plans and best partnership structures often fail to be implemented because the public objects or opposing employees and medical staff win the ear of a sympathetic press which t

Delivering Better Services for the Mentally Ill and Developmentally Disabled (part 2)

Richard H. Dougherty Ph.D. with William D. Eggers
December 1, 1996

In part 2 of this article starting on page 8, the author discusses improving the mental health system thereby delivering a better system and creating more services to aid those who are state depend

Solving the Medicaid Puzzle: Strategies for State Entitlement Reform

John Hood
October 1, 1997

It is no exaggeration to say that unless state governments can control Medicaid costs, they will have to raise taxes significantly or reduce other state services.   While ther

Drug Trials

Jacob Sullum, et. al.
March 1, 1998

This article in Reason Magazine notes that even though the Drug Medicalization and Prevention Act of 1997 failed, the tide seems to be in the direction of some form of decriminalization of

Advance Disposal Fees: Questions and Answers

Lynn Scarlett
January 4, 2001

This Issue Alert from the Reason Foundation notes that states are considering advance disposal fees.

The Tyranny of Public Health

Jacob Sullum
March 1, 2001

Public health used to mean keeping statistics, imposing quarantines, requiring vaccination of children, building sewer systems, inspecting restaurants, and reviewing drugs for safety.

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