All posts tagged health care

Episode 21: Organ Donation

Today we’re talking about a recent study on organ donation that suggests that people are in favor of paying families for the organs of their deceased relatives.  Nick thinks that organ donation should be strictly opt-out, and Virginia questions the morality of paying a very poor person for an organ.  Andrew and Mike debate whether or not prisoners should be compelled to donate. We also tackle the question voluntary suicide Read More...

Partial Transcript: Episode 21 (Organ Donation)

Nick: Let’s clarify.  Are these people that are already on the organ donation list and are paying to skip in line? Virginia: The main thing is this: If I have two kidneys and you need one, then you pay me $20,000, and I give you my kidney. Nick: There’s nothing wrong with that. Andrew: I don’t see a problem with that. Nick: The obvious problem is that this might target Read More...

Episode 14: Social Security and Gen Y

On today’s show we complain about the Boomers and Social Security. If Social Security isn’t sustainable, then what happens to our generation? Would we have done the same thing if we were in the same position? Finally, we turn out anger to voters and suggest a few ways to balance the budget. The one that we’re proudest of is the tax revenue generated by legalizing pot. We’re also open to outlawing putting a politician’s name on a Read More...

The worst medical news we’ve had all week

The Internet has once again ruined my day.  Here’s some particularly disappoint news: Hospital technology systems are “riddled with viruses.” Not a shocker, but still, not something I wanted to hear. Then, as if that was not enough, it turns out that hackers could access pacemakers if they wanted.  Hopefully by the time I get old enough to maybe need a pacemaker, we’ll have figured out how to protect such Read More...