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Not Getting Science

Oh dear, Austin Frakt of the liberal healthcare blog The Determined Statist (a.k.a. The Incidental Economist) is deeply saddened by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision (see here). In that case, the court ruled that the government could not … Continue reading

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Competition Deniers Strike Again

The recent agreement in principle between Partners Healthcare (a hospital system in the Boston area) and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is a good example of how liberals view competition and go about enforcing the antitrust laws, which is to say they don’t enforce them at … Continue reading

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“Empirically Driven” Liberals

Writing in the New Republic (see here), Noam Scheiber counsels liberals such as Michael Moore not to despair about Obamacare’s start-up problems because Obamacare “paves the way” toward a single-payer system that is beloved by liberals, one and all. According to Scheiber, increasing insurance … Continue reading

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Clinging to Central Planning In Healthcare

The Washington Post continues its support of the central planning that is engulfing one-sixth of the world’s largest economy, also known as “Obamacare.” The latest efforts include an editorial extolling the virtues of a thing called the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (see here) and an article attacking a … Continue reading

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Competition Deniers

In this post at The Incidental Economist, Aaron Carroll agrees that Obamacare may cause hospital layoffs, but tells us that’s to be expected because, after all, if we contain costs, there will be less money for wages and profits. And Carroll further concludes that the result would … Continue reading

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The Nature Of The Firm

In a rambling post at the blog The Determined Statist (aka The Incidental Economist), Harold Pollack touches on several topics that ostensibly relate to the work of Ronald Coase, a Nobel Prize winning economist who died recently at the age of 102. Pollack … Continue reading

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Obamacare Alternative

In two separate posts (here and here) at the blog The Incidental Economist, Aaron Carroll, a determined advocate for centrally directed healthcare, is upset and frustrated with the critics of Obamacare and suggests they propose some “sensible alternatives that actually address the policy issues.” Well, … Continue reading

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