Although government health-care programs have been a tremendous drag on economic growth in most developed countries, they remain popular with large segments of the population. Moving away from a government model would likely require, not the dissemination of studies showing that it undermines prosperity, but a sea change in the way people view human dignity, individual responsibility, and natural rights.
|Other Independent Review articles by Enrico Colombatto|
|Summer 2008||The European Economy since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond|
|Summer 2005||Euro as Politics|
|Spring 2000||The Crisis of Europes Centralized Federalism: Ambiguities of a Harmonized Currency Union|