Jessica Flanigan, assistant professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law, discusses a libertarian perspective on pharmacy and healthcare.

Flanigan writes, "As I argue in Pharmaceutical Freedom, the same principles that support the doctrine of informed consent also support rights of self-medication. In addition to the fact that coercive paternalism violates people’s rights, paternalistic interference with people’s medical choices is also likely to have bad consequences on balance because people generally know whether a choice is in their overall interest better than a physician or public official would." Read the full article in The Washington Post.

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law
Political Philosophy