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"I do not approve"

Alex Tabarrok writes:

The headline in the Washington Post yesterday read “FDA Approves Artificial Heart for Those Awaiting Transplant.” The language annoys me – it sounds as if the FDA gave a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval to the artificial heart. Consider how much clearer the tradeoffs of medical policy would be if instead the headline read, “FDA lifts ban on artificial hearts for those awaiting transplant.”


(Go visit Marginal Revolution: I do not approve for the links.)