… our very real medical crisis has been the product of massive government intervention, state and federal, throughout the century; in particular, an artificial boosting of demand coupled with an artificial restriction of supply. The result has been accelerating high prices and deterioration of patient care. And next, socialized medicine could easily bring us to the vaunted medical status of the Soviet Union: everyone has the right to free medical care, but there is, in effect, no medicine and no care.
Murray N. Rothbard
Making Economic Sense, p. 77
Roderick T. Long is a Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University and the President of the Molinari Institute and Molinari Society.
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