Libertarian Views on Health Care

From: B
Sent: Mon 6/26/2017 1:33 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject: Re: re. a question

I’d like to get a handle on the issue of health care, focusing on both our current system and a possible free-market replacement. Under this broad heading, I’d like to better understand our current (guild) medical system, our so-called insurance system, and the roles played by government. I’d be thankful for any reading suggestions you might have. B

Dear B: See below.

Dear Everyone Else:

If you have suggestions for additions to my list, please send them to me. I’d like to compile a more complete reading list on socialized medicine, and its very opposite, the free enterprise position.

Block, 2003; Friedman, 1962; Goodman and Musgrave, 1992; Gratzer, 2005; Hamowy, 1984; Herbener, 1996; Holly, 2013; Hoppe, 1993; Johnson,, 1998; Laydon and Block, 1996; Salerno, 2016; Terrell, 2003.

Block, Walter. 2003. “Socialized Medicine is the Problem,” Surgical Neurology, Vol. 60, No. 5, November, pp. 467-46

Friedman, Milton. 1962. Capitalism and Freedom, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, chapter 9

Goodman, John C. and Gerald L. Musgrave, 1992. Patient Power: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis. Washington D.C.: Cato

Gratzer, David. 2005. “The Return of HillaryCare: Socialized medicine is still not a good idea. The Weekly Standard. May 23;

Hamowy, Ronald. 1984. Canadian Medicine: A Study in Restricted Entry, Vancouver: The Fraser Institute

Herbener, Jeffrey. 1996. “Socialized Medicine, Take Two.” The Free Market. Vol. 14, No. 7, July.

Holly, Mike.2013. “How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive.” December 17;

Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. 1993. “A Four-Step Health-Care Solution.” The Free Market. Vol. 11, No. 4, April;

Johnson, Clint, Walter E. Block and Thomas Oxner. 1998. “Notes on Health Care Financing and Free Markets,” Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer 1998, pp. 488-502.

Layden, William R. and Walter E. Block. 1996. “Health Security,” Nomos, July, No. 47/48, pp. 38-45

Salerno, Joseph P. 2016. “Laura Hillier, RIP.” February 11;

Terrell, Timothy D. 2003. “Socialized Medicine in America.” The Free Market. Vol. 23, No. 11, November;


1:57 pm on June 26, 2017