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Infant Mortality — Why Is America in 51st Place?
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

Here's the question: why does America have so many preterm babies? After I  blogged about expensive American childcare  earlier this week, my daughter Molly directed me to ...

How To Make Childbirth Safer (Not By Spending More Money)
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 5:31pm | Type: Blog

The more inequality in a country's distribution of family income, the more mothers and babies die in childbirth. "American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World&quo ...

Ethiopia: How Foreign Aid Has Helped a Generation
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 6:41pm | Type: Blog

LALIBELA, Ethiopia -- You know the images you have in your mind of Ethiopia from 27 years ago? The ones from the nightly news reports on TV about the famine in the Horn of Africa as the death toll mounted and ...

Maternal Mortality, Birth Control, and What God Desires
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

Romanticizing about “accepting as many children as God gives us” is a luxury that most women in the world can’t afford; that they pay for, literally, with their lives. I find myse ...

America's Health Care: Paying More for Poorer Outcomes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href=""></a>Soon, they tell us, Congress will or will not pass a health-care bi ...

What Do Health-Care Reform, the 40-Hour Work Week, Unemployment Insurance, the Minimum Wage, etc., Have in Common?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Well, they were all brought to you be political progressives, they were all opposed by political conservatives, and they all are now viewed as fundamental presuppositions of a healthy society by vi ...