Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rush Limbaugh's Healthcare

Ann Althouse condemns the incivility leveled at Rush Limbaugh in light of his recent hospitalization:
Rush Limbaugh has said on his show many times that once the government runs health care, there is a threat that life-or-death decisions will be made based on politics, and people will worry that if they criticize the government or espouse the wrong opinions decisions will go against them.
This topic is covered at length in Friedrich von Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. As I recall, the chapter "Who, Whom" discusses the incentives mismatch between those Who have administrative power and those on Whom they wield it. This is also why administrative law is such a problem.

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