Arnold Kling: June 2005 Archives

Be Careful What You Pay For

"Paracelsus cured him in three days; the canon paid him six guilders, but refused the rest on the ground that the cure had taken so little time." -- Will Durant, The Reformation, p. 879 (thanks to Don Boudreaux for the... Read More

The Collectivist Feeling

"Thinking (T)When I make a decision, I like to find the basic truth or principle to be applied, regardless of the specific situation involved. I like to analyze pros and cons, and then be consistent and logical in deciding. I... Read More

The Commission We Need: An Immodest Health Care Proposal

"Given the rapid rate of introduction of new medical technologies and the consequent rapid growth of health spending, there is urgent need for a large, private, nonprofit institution to assess the cost-effectiveness of various interventions. It must have a large,.. Read More

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