The Welfare State Corrupts Absolutely
OCTOBER 30, 2009
Let’s begin at the beginning. Medical care is not a free good found in nature. Of course, no one really thinks it is. But that doesn’t keep most people from wanting to pretend otherwise. After a while, one can forget one is pretending. Yet medical care goes on being a collection of <i>produced</i> goods and services — subject to the laws of supply and demand, and requiring resources and labor that come with opportunity costs. Therein lies the problem.