Saturday, March 31, 2012

Could These Two Stories Be Related Somehow?

NPR's Planet Money did a story this week about campaign finance, and Weekend All Things Considered did a story about health care reform.  The interesting thing about the individual mandate component of the Affordable Health Care Act, is that it was proposed originally as the Republican alternative to HillaryCare back in the 90's as a way to keep government out of health care and eliminate health care free riders.
Here we could insert a French proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo. We are apparently wearing the status quo like a pair of boots.

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