Liability Insanity Stripping U.S. Playgrounds

I wish I could blame this on a specific government agency or authority, but the problem is widespread cultural liability insanity. Here’s the way KEPR reported it: “Richland School District Is Saying Goodbye to Swings.” Many playgrounds have replaced cement with cedar or rubber surfacing. The cement was just too dangerous. Now, swings are in the line of fire. Swings are being phased out of Richland schools. The district says pressure from insurance companies  over the liability is part Read more […]

How the Government Messes Up Drug Manufacturing

Allegedly, intellectual property laws are supposed to protect drug manufacturing by motivating the development of new products. But economist Megan McArdle points out that the government is actually making bizarre regulations that make no sense. She noticed this because a court ruled that Pfizer can be sued for harm caused by drugs made by another company. If someone gets a bad side effect from a generic drug based on Pfizer’s original work, then Pfizer will be held responsible. Why hold Read more […]