Tags Matching:

Vaccination


  • Originally published 02/08/2015

    The Puritans Were America's First Anti-Vaxxers

    Peter Manseau

    The anti-vaccine movement today is not solely a religious in character, but much of its rhetoric is identical to theological arguments made against inoculation more than three hundred years ago.

  • Originally published 05/24/2016

    What Does Retirement Mean?

    Steve Hochstadt

    Our most eloquent revolutionary, Thomas Paine, was a “forerunner of modern social insurance”, as the Social Security Administration calls him. In 1796, he advocated a 10% tax on the inheritance of property to create a fund which would pay a yearly pension to everyone over 50, “to enable them to live in Old Age without Wretchedness, and go decently out of the World.”