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Obamacare´s Architects Plugged
Their Ears and Misled Public

Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone

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Posted By:garnet, 12/6/2013 8:33:16 AM

In 1970 the eccentric but insightful economist Albert Hirschman published a book called "Exit, Voice and Loyalty." It explored how people respond when a private firm´s or a government agency´s performance is deteriorating. Some people choose to leave, buying another product or service or leaving the government´s jurisdiction. Others use voice, complaining about defects or lobbying for change. Hirschman tended to deplore exit and exalt voice, and urged firms and governments to nurture loyalty so consumers and citizens would stick around and improve things. There´s obviously some relevance here to a current government program now performing far below even its detractors´ expectations: Obamacare.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stencil, 12/6/2013 11:01:53 AM     (No. 9642883)

I expect more from Barone and his editors. Should read: "Mizled".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/6/2013 11:22:08 AM     (No. 9642921)

As far as I could see this was written to suggest that if the GOP can repeal, they should end tax incentive for employer provided insurance. This would be incredibly stupid.

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