Men of System Systematically Misunderstand Spontaneous Orders

by Don Boudreaux on July 22, 2009

in Complexity & Emergence, Health

Division of Labour’s Frank Stephenson makes a great point:

We hear lots of chatter about reforming the health care system, but I think using the word system plays into the hands of statists and planners (men of the system in the words of the great one) by giving the impression that the provision of health care services is something that can be directed via central planning. We don’t speak of the grocery system or the clothing system, so why refer to health care as a system?


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