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Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On August 25, 2014 @ 6:19 am In Health,Other People's Money | Comments Disabled

… is from page 299 of Arnold Kling [1]‘s superb 2004 book, Learning Economics [2]:

The fundamental problem is that we believe that health insurance is something that only should be received as a gift – never obtained for oneself.  Thus, we immediately assume that when a family does not have health insurance, they are to be pitied for not having received the gift, rather than being blamed for not having taken responsibility.

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