Assorted Links (8/17/2009)

Here’s a list of articles that I have been reading today (organized by topic):


Health Care Reform

  • We Don’t Spend Enough on Health Care, by Craig Karpel
    WSJ: “It’s crazy to adopt a bean-counting mentality amid revolutionary, albeit expensive, advances in medicine.”
  • How American Health Care Killed My Father, by David Goldhill
    The Atlantic: “After the needless death of his father, the author, a business executive, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. It is a system, he argues, that is not worth preserving in anything like its current form. And the health-care reform now being contemplated will not fix it. Here’s a radical solution to an agonizing problem.”

Public Policy

  • Why Government Can’t Run a Business, by John Steele Gordon
    WSJ: “Politicians need headlines. Executives need profits.”

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