Ep. 141 Amy Wax on Wokeness in Medicine

Our guest is Amy Wax, Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before attending law school she obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University in biophysics and biochemistry, graduating summa cum laude. She then attended Harvard Medical School and trained as a neurologist at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center before completing her law degree at Columbia University. She is the author of Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century. In 2017, she was the target of academic backlash after co-authoring an opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the societal benefits of “bourgeois values.”


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1 Comment

  1. Lysander Spooner on 08/25/2020 at 6:27 AM

    Michel – thank you for bringing up the fact that the introduction of medical licensing reduced diversity. It was interesting to hear Professor Wax dismiss your point using emotional language (“Wild West”) despite her obvious devotion to intellectual analysis elsewhere.

    Surely the point here is that the alternative to the current licensing monopoly would not be a total free for all but a system of competing licensing regimes.

    Monopolies always benefit one group at the expense of another. Monopolies can only be sustained using force.

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