Saturday, July 14, 2007


The idea of free stuff has obvious appeal. For those who do not pause to think about it, there are reports of what happens when free stuff is offered. IEA's website now has Philip Booth's Toward a Liberal Utopia online and downloadable (tip from the review in the latest Freeman).

The first chapter (by Tim and Helen Evans) on the UK's National Health Service is bracing, even for those who were skeptical of the free stuff concept. One-million on waiting lists, 200,000 trying to get on waiting lists, 100,000 picking up infections while being treated and 7-8 million (including one-half of trade union members) opting for private care.

Sicko indeed.