Ten Inconvenient Truths About The Current Healthcare Debate


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The Bottom Line

Overstatement and the quest for political revenge may mobilize political allies. It may generate lots of likes in the echo chambers of Twitter or Facebook. But does it persuade? Does it contribute to good policy? I doubt it. We should listen to the parting words of the brilliant George Washington:

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.

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