Radicalism, Trump and the Past

In  the era of Trump and Hillary, we may occasionally forget about strange and seemingly ‘radical’ political moments.  But there have always been times of flux, of discrete moments of radicalism. I’ve tried my best to engage with some of these moments and some of the literature that surrounds these moments. “The term political radicalismContinue reading “Radicalism, Trump and the Past”

The Economics of IVF

Money matters, public health spending, and policy decision-making. When mixed with the life sciences and babies, these issues become even  more complex. In an earlier article, I wrote about legal developments in the sperm donation industry, which have raised questions about reproduction technologies and sperm banks in Canada and beyond. I noted that three separateContinue reading “The Economics of IVF”

The Business of Babies and Body Products

Explosive legal developments in the sperm donation industry have raised significant questions about reproduction technologies and sperm banks in Canada and beyond. Three separate Ontario families have recently launched lawsuits against a U.S.-based sperm bank and its Canadian retailer, alleging they were misled about their sperm donor’s background history, which included a criminal record andContinue reading “The Business of Babies and Body Products”