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I Demand the Right to be Free of Economic Ignorance
Posted By Don Boudreaux On September 30, 2006 @ 3:54 pm In Health,Myths and Fallacies,Reality Is Not Optional | Comments Disabled
Today’s New York Times has several letters-to-the-editor  expressing inanely quixotic notions about health care. For example, Professor of Psychology Marcus Tye writes that
We should stop thinking of health care as a benefit to be earned from work and bought through middlemen (private insurers), and start treating it as a human right and a universal entitlement.
Sounds nice. Rights are good, right? So if some rights are good, more rights are better.
Wrong. Bart Hinkle, columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, very admirably summarizes (at the TimesDispatch.com blog) the reasons why health care is not, and cannot be made to be, a right .
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 letters-to-the-editor: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/30/opinion/l30health.html
 reasons why health care is not, and cannot be made to be, a right: http://barticles.mytimesdispatch.com/index.php/barticles/more_on_rights/
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