A Little Compromise Doesn’t Hurt, Right?

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The slippery slope of libertarians compromising their principles is illustrated in the Reason article on the medical market that Lew pointed to:

“There’s no getting around it, mandatory health insurance would essentially be a new tax. However, it is not unlike the state mandates that require drivers to purchase auto insurance or pay into state-run risk pools. Consider also that even the libertarian Cato Institute’s proposals for reforming social security do not eliminate mandatory social security payments, they privatize them. Similarly, school vouchers proposals, like those proposed by economist Milton Friedman, also mandate that children receive an education.”

1:16 pm on August 7, 2003