Forum Posts by
Lawrence O. Gostin
- Bloomberg’s Health Legacy: What Inflames Consumer Passions in the Food Wars?
Posted on December 16, 2013
After the Hastings Center Report published my essay on Mayor Bloomberg’s health legacy — with its key ideas spread through the popular media (here and here) — vitriolic messages streamed into my inbox. The messages were not intellectual arguments supporting free enterprise or limited government. Rather, they were hateful, impassioned personal attacks. I expect to… Read more
- The Supreme Court and the Fight Against AIDS
Posted on July 26, 2013
The salience of the Constitution’s spending clause to the public’s health is not often appreciated–empowering the federal government to “provide for the common Defense and general Welfare.” But the power to spend–along with the equally vital power to tax–provides government with authority to allocate vast resources for biomedical research, health care, and prevention/wellness services. The… Read more