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.”
Posted by Richard L. Reece, MD at 10:06 AM
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