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NOVEMBER 01, 2012 by BURTON FOLSOM
President Roosevelt's promotion of his Economic Bill of Rights crystallized the rising dominance of statist ideas; the rights he asserted only have meaning if government is the source of all rights.
JULY 19, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ
Like almost all government programs and offices, the Affordable Care Act is named for its intended consequences rather than its likely, unintended ones.
Or anything else.
JULY 13, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Rationing suggests conscious decision-making. In a free market there is no consciousness overseeing the "distribution" of resources.
Big Insurance wins.
JULY 12, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ
Our current health care system is a corporatist-interventionist mess that's very far from anything resembling a free market.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 by HAROLD B. JONES JR.
DECEMBER 09, 2009
I would submit that we do not have a health care problem in this country, but we do most definitely have a government problem in this country.
Getting Serious About Health Care Reform
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Enough dithering! President Barack Obama says it's time to act on health care. I agree. But act how? All the so-called reformers want to do is tinker with insurance regulations. But how effective would that be, considering that the insurance companies themselves support the changes?
AUGUST 05, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON
From an economic point of view, a scarce good is a scarce good, whether it is medical care or sirloin steak. The problem is that government has piled intervention on top of intervention, and driving up the costs and making care less available in the process.
Government-run health care cannot eliminate scarcity
JULY 01, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON
Most people cannot fathom decoupling government control and medical care, as though cost-raising controls actually improve medical service. Yet if we wish to have innovative and affordable medical care, that is precisely what must be done.
Why Health Care Reform Does Not Always Lower Costs
JUNE 24, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON
When government forces people in the medical fields to expend resources in areas away from medical care, it makes care less available and more costly.