Alex Tabarrok wants the freedom to buy drugs without having to beg a doctor’s permission, and I couldn’t agree more. When I mentally review my last five doctor’s visits, virtually the sole benefit I got was access to a drug that I already knew I needed.

“But if you didn’t need a prescription, you probably wouldn’t go to the doctor!” Yes, that’s the whole point. Without the power of the prescription pad, what doctors have to sell usually isn’t worth my time. And my laziness cuts your insurance premiums in the bargain!