Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Tomato That Ate Baraboo

Lance Burri has written an insightful article that discusses the conflict of theories between free market and socialized health care. In it, he used an analogy of tinkering with the ecosystem:
[...] you can introduce a new species, maybe something slow and stupid and good to eat, which will change the ecosystem – maybe for the better, maybe for the worse. But the ecosystem remains, and continues to work along the same principles – just with different inputs, and therefore different outputs.[...]
That reminded me of the results of an introduction of a new species in the Southeastern U.S. that I witnessed while living in Georgia. So following up on Lance's analogy: The implementation of government-controlled health care is the analog of the introduction of the attractive ornamental plant,


The Winter of Our Health Care Discontent

Bureaucracy Springs Into Culture For a Quick Fix

Just a Few Tweaks to Perfect the Fix

Problem Solved

(Pictures taken from the website Kudzu-The Vine.)

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