Economic Influence Behind Organized Medicine’s Opposition

APRIL 11, 2014

Economic influence is the prime factor behind organized medicine's opposition to expanding scopes of practice for healthcare professionals regulated by licensing laws.

Princeton Economics professor Uwe Rhinehart quotes Milton Friedman's classic book "Capitalism and Freedom," published in 1962, in the New York Times' econimix blogpost to question whether economic influences are the predominant factors prompting organized medicine to oppose wider scopes of practice regulated by licensing laws. You can view the article in its entirety here http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/the-dubious-case-for-professional-licensing/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

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