If you, like me, have been looking for a thoughtful, definitive article on the health care crisis, I highly recommend this lengthy piece in the Atlantic.
I just finished it, and I found it incredibly sane. The writer, a Democrat, had a perspective that I felt put government and the free-market in their proper places.
I’m no expert on politics or any political battles outside the (moral-religious) culture wars. I admit I struggle to know which voices to listen to when it comes to issues like health care. I feel as if I’ve got people on either side of me screeching at me to listen to them and not to the others.
This author doesn’t screech or blame any vast conspiracies on the left or the right. He simply explains why the profit motive has acted with completely predictable logic.