27 August 2009

Reaper Curve ~ The Poverty of "Bioethics"

Ever since I was in a very unsatisfying undergrad class at MIT which challenged us students to consider the "ethical implications" of new biotechnology, I have been pretty non-plussed by the so-called "bioethics" community. Our guest speakers on that theme were unimpressive thinkers who came up with ill-considered faith-based or socialistic prognostications about appropriate medical treatment. To-whit, this Reaper Curve by Ezekiel Emanuel, who is apparently health advisor to Obama, according to Betsy McCaughey's piece in the WSJournal Obama's Health Rationer-in-Chief...

1 comment:

Paul said...

I wonder where the term "Reaper Curve" actually originated. Emanuel does NOT use it.

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