Experience has long shown that further spending by state-monopoly suppliers of services (if services is quite the word I seek) benefits not the consumers but the providers. And they—ever more numerous—naturally vote for their own providers, the politicians. Thus the NHS has become an enormously expensive method of ballot-stuffing. Personally, I would rather have outright electoral fraud. It would be less expensive and slightly more honest.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Dalrymple on the NHS as Government Creature
British physician Theodore Dalrymple has a new piece in City Journal, which you ought to read. Here's a bit of it, about how the corruption of British health services by politics and self-interest: