Faith-Based Initiative

by Don Boudreaux on March 19, 2010

in Health, Myths and Fallacies, Politics, Reality Is Not Optional

Here’s a letter to the Boston Globe:

Both the New York Times and your paper today have essays that make the following argument: health-care reform is so important that the present bill before Congress, although flawed, ought to be passed now, for such an opportunity (as you put it) is a “once-in-a-generation chance for health reform” (“Lynch’s flawed logic on health,” March 19).

Peculiar logic.  Obviously, you endorse such “reform” because you trust government to implement it over the coming years and decades in a responsible – i.e., presumably non-political – fashion to improve Americans’ lives.  But your misgivings about the very same government that will be charged in the future with the task of implementing any “reform” enacted today are so intense that you believe that that government cannot be trusted to legislate in ways that you think to be in the public interest.

Really odd.

Donald J. Boudreaux


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