American Pediatric Association Recommends against Using Baby Powder

Only the hardest of heart doesn’t like the fresh, innocent smell most commonly associated with babies: baby powder. However, baby powder detractors may be on to something. Even the American Pediatric Association (APA) recommends against using baby powder. Originally, the APA was concerned with talc, the natural mineral ingredient of traditional baby powder.


Infant Car Seats Recalled – Parents Please Read

A recall of infant car seats was recently issued by Thorley Industries, doing business as 4Moms. The issue behind the recall is a tight rivet that’s causing problems with the coupling hook. The coupling hook in the affected units may not properly connect the infant carrier portion of the infant car seats to the coupling pin in the seat base. If the unit doesn’t connect properly, the carrier may come lose from the base in a crash, leading to injuries.





Tort Reform, Externalities, and Balance

Now that the new administration plans to throw healthcare back on the table, we’ll surely hear once again about the virtues of tort reform. A perennial conservative salve for seemingly every economic ill, tort reform reduces peoples’ ability to seek redress in court. Hypothetically, tort reform serves as a counterbalance against what the business community


The TPP Is Out, But What About a U.S.-Japanese Free Trade Agreement?

With Trump’s inauguration only a couple days away, some in the political arena are still holding out hope that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will survive, despite the fact that Congress effectively put a stop to it, much to President Obama’s dismay. Why did they stop it, though? Was the free trade agreement really so bad? Well, yes and no. While it would have opened up more trade between twelve different nations, a big reason why Congress decided against it was because they shared the concerns of many TPP critics, including President-elect Trump, and were wary of the “pact’s complexity and lack of transparency.” After all, the full text included 30 different chapters.


Pyrrhic Victory for Johnson & Johnson

A Dallas judge’s ruling resulted in a pyrrhic victory for Johnson & Johnson. The latest and possibly last chapter in a long-lasting court case came to a close at the beginning of January. For two years, Johnson & Johnson had been fighting six plaintiffs’ accusations of negligence. At the forefront of the drama was a