Antibiotic resistance

To deal with the rise of disease-resistant germs, ban antibiotic use on farms and give prizes for developing new antibiotics.

Outsourced to Ryan Cooper.

1. Yes, we should ban the routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.
2. And yes, the federal government should offer prizes for developing new antibiotics.

But I don’t believe for a second that there are no new antibiotics, or classes of antibiotics, left to discover.

Footnote I’d love to hear a libertarian analysis of the problem of factory farms breeding antibiotic-resistance disease organisms. Sounds like a case for regulation to me. But then I’m just a liberal.