A Case Study of the Costs of Rate Reregulation: America’s Freight Railroads versus Shipper Industries
The railroad industry can give us some singular insights into the conditions, costs and benefits of economic regulation, and today’s essay is for those interested in those insights.
The Transitional World Order: Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—indirectly underwritten by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and with the Western response hampered by the threat of nuclear war—highlights a world transitioning away from the institutional, economic, and ideological order that has prevailed since the end of World War II. The transition will have significant and grave implications, and its dynamics are likely to be uneven, with the U.S. and democratic, market-oriented states likely to be some of the most adversely affected.
Overcoming Medical Orthodoxy (Part 2): Reinventing Medical Education
This is the second article in a two-part series on reimagining American medical education and ongoing physician training.
China Engages Latin America: Distorting Development and Democracy?
This book provides a balanced and compelling framework for understanding PRC engagement in the region that recognizes both the opportunities and threats to the region, and that recognizes the legitimacy of the search for economic opportunities by both China and the region in the context of transparency, rule of law, and a level playing field for the benefit of all.
Overcoming Medical Orthodoxy (Part 1): The Origins of Dysfunction
This is the first article in a two-part series on reimagining American medical education. This article details the limitations of the current models in training doctors to combat chronic disease and practice value-based care. Part 2 illustrates innovative approaches to training medical professionals through the lens of four new medical schools. These schools have developed innovative approaches for training medical professionals to manage the health of distinct populations holistically and cohesively.
Cracks in the Foundation, Part 2: Overcoming Healthcare’s Artificial Economics
This piece is the second in a series of six columns in which David Johnson addresses five structural defects undermining nonprofit healthcare. He outlined all five defects in the first column of the series, which debuted in hfm in February 2022.
The first thing to do when you’re stuck in a ditch is to stop digging.
The Day After: Planning for China Scenarios that Profoundly Alter the Strategic Environment
This work examines the strategic implications of the incorporation of Taiwan into the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under three scenarios.
Lessons from Russia's Latin America engagement over Ukraine
Russia’s engagement with Latin America after its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and the Latin American response to the invasion, illustrates the growing strategic challenge to the U.S. from the survival and proliferation of populist authoritarian regimes in the Western Hemisphere.
Healthcare Over the Rainbow (Part 2): The Allegory
The commentary explores the intricate economic synergies linking broad digital exchanges with branded digital platforms.