Monday, April 28, 2014

The Hard Choice**

A Hobson’s choice is a free choice when only one choice is offered.

Definition,  Hobson’s Choice

In a presentation I am giving before a group of hospital chaplains,  I comment:

“There are two ways of looking at health reform – from top-down government or bottom-up markets."

It’s a hard choice.  How does one strike the balance between economic growth, which unevenly  lifts all boats with freedom to choose;  and  economic stagnation, which treats everybody equally, but leaves everyone in the boat choiceless and voiceless?

Tweet:  Churchill: “The chief vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessing: the chief virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”

** For comment or contact, call Richard Reece MD at 1-860-395-1501 or e-mail me at

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