Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Freakonomics » How to Control Runaway Entitlement Spending

A response to Freakonomics » How to Control Runaway Entitlement Spending:
These are ideas, or just the same hack replies by conservatives? Instead of reducing health care to needy people, why not implement a single-payer system? How about restraining corruption of the medical system by device makers, pharmaceuticals, and insurance companies? Why does reform by conservatives always mean harming the needy, rather than restraining the powerful?
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