The Becker-Posner blog is in its infancy. Already, however, it's producing noteworthy posts on timely, important topics.
These two posts about pharmeceutical drugs and the costs involved are near and dear to my heart, as a philosophy student with great interest in medical ethics. It's easy to moan about the high costs of drugs - but also easy to forget how much these drugs can save us, vis a vis physician, hospital and quality of life matters.
Still - more could be done to reduce the cost of drugs, including tinkering with the length of patents and some changes in the exceptionally expensive procedures involved in bringing a drug to market.
Check out the Becker-Posner blog. Immediately you will be aware that the blogosphere has been improved!
By the way - personal responsibility can always be a boon in keeping costs down. A few years ago, I needed an anti-biotic. When I went to the pharmacy to pick it up, the pharmacist cheerily informed me, "That will be $314. for a 1 month's supply."
I sweetly asked the pharmacist to check with the doctor, and see if anything a bit less Donald Trump-like might be able to perform the same medical miracles. Three minutes later, I paid under $20 for another anti-biotic which did, indeedy, do the trick.
Never turn off your brain!