The current raging ethical debate in western health care is not how to save lives but how to end them. The controversial Liverpool Care Pathway in the UK, for example, where health care is nationalized, is really a death pathway. Unfortunately, half of the people on it are never told they are on it.

Canada has a different ethical problem; a whole bunch of citizens want to be smarter. It’s been found that stimulants and neuropharmaceuticals prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD) really boost the concentration, memory, alertness and mood of people without ADD.

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