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In the News: Economic Freedom’s Impact on Healthcare, Coffee, And Garbage Collection
America runs on … if not Dunkin’, then some other kind of coffee, and chances are high that it’s a coffee produced by a private company. In his latest Forbes.com column, Professor Chris Conover explains how coffee is just one of the many services that have thrived when provided by private businesses rather than government agencies or programs. So why should we think that the government is better equipped than private companies to provide high-quality and affordable health care?
“Fierce debate over major policy issues such as health reform cannot and will not be resolved so long as ideological blinders prevent passionate advocates from clearly sifting fact from fiction. For those willing to open their eyes, private markets are capable of playing a much wider role than some commonly suppose. Sensible policy would recognize this.”
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