“Free-Market” Self-Delusion

Noah Pollak begins well: “I am far from knowledgeable about health care…”, but really should have stopped there. The rest of the post is roughly the usual “We’re #1 and don’t give me all those stats about the godless commies in Europe”. The loony conclusion:

But this controversy really isn’t about health care. It’s about the need for people who support the dramatic expansion of government to minimize, obfuscate, or render illusory the trade-offs inherent in such expansion.


Ezra Klein is on the case.


Here’s an earlier post on the subject of the prostate cancer stats that Pollak trots out.

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