A special one-on-one conversation with the author Flemming Rose, Foreign Editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten; interviewed by Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought.
In Bootleggers & Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics, economists Bruce Yandle and Adam Smith explain how money and morality are often combined in politics to produce arbitrary regulations benefiting cronies, while constraining productive economic activities by the general public.
Featuring Frank Burroughs, President and Founder, Abigail Alliance; Steve Walker, Regulatory Advisor, Abigail Alliance; and David Price, Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation.
Food and Drug Administration regulations deny terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that could prolong or save their lives. Charging that this policy “operates as a death sentence for those patients,” the Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs has filed a citizen petition with – and a lawsuit against – the FDA. A few of the people behind the Abigail Alliance will discuss what it really means to fight for patients’ rights.