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An honest statist would just say: “Let’s have the government levy a tax on men to pay for women’s birth control.” The transfer program wouldn’t be buried in the employer-based insurance system. It would be open for all to see — which is why it’s not done that way.

Sheldon Richman

Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and TheFreemanOnline.org, and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families.