Monday, March 5, 2012

Birth control pills are provided by monopolists, and monopolists should be subsidized

Steve Landsburg considers and evaluates a host of different arguments for subsidizing contraception.
Bottom line: There are both good and bad arguments for subsidizing contraception (and good and bad arguments against). From what I’ve seen in the past few days, the bad pro-subsidy arguments have largely crowded out the good ones. But the good ones are worth taking seriously.
Read the post to see whether the title reason is good or bad.

Follow up: Landsburg's remarks have generated considerable controversy. Here's Landsburg on some of the aftermath.

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