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Hayek and Orwell.
SEPTEMBER 04, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN
I'm inclined to think of George Orwell and F. A. Hayek at the same time. Both showed great courage in writing the truth, undaunted by the consequences awaiting them. Both valued freedom, though they understood it differently.
Breaking the debate barrier.
AUGUST 14, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Discussing healthcare reform with an advocate of government control is frustrating. It almost feels as if one is speaking a foreign language -- and in a sense, the free-market proponent is speaking a foreign language. The meaning usually doesn't get through.
AUGUST 07, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Economics 101 tells us that to accomplish the administration's stated health care goals directly--more coverage at lower cost--the government would have to take a third step: rationing.
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"Once an activity has been socialized for a spell, nearly everyone will concede that that's the way it should be. Without socialized education, how would the poor get their schooling? " --Leonard Read
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