Who Gets the Ventilator? (Ep. 413)

...the United States, has had to allocate resources and ration. That’s the oncologist and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel. EMANUEL: I’m the vice provost of Global Initiatives, a university professor, and director...

Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? (Ep. 217 Rebroadcast)

...just talking economics here. But it’s a good place to start. EZEKIEL EMANUEL: Well, first of all, there is a fair amount of money in end-of-life care. That’s Ezekiel Emanuel....

Drops in the Bucket: How Far Along Are We Really Toward Reducing Healthcare Spending?

This is a guest post by Jeff Mosenkis, a freelance producer with Freakonomics Radio who holds a Ph.D. in psychology and comparative human development. Ezekiel Emanuel has a series of...

Healthcare Needs Insurance Companies Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

My reveries about toast landing butter side down — the subject of an upcoming blog entry — were pleasantly broken by the discussion on this blog of Ezekiel Emanuel’s analysis...

Is America’s Obesity Epidemic For Real? (Ep. 2)

...that interview never happened. I did speak to a very good proxy: Ezekiel Emanuel, the M.D. and bioethicist who advises the White House on healthcare reform. (He is also the...

An Easy Way to Cut Down on Pill Suicides?

(Photo: Sage Ross) Ezekiel Emanuel, who’s popped up in our blog and podcasts, writes in the Times about a simple way to reduce suicides: We need to make it harder...

Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? (Ep. 217)

...you’ll hear from: + Ezekiel Emanuel, the physician and medical ethicist at Penn who helped put together the Affordable Care Act. More recently, Emanuel outlined his end-of-life views in an...