June 15, 2012


Dagny thought this one should naturally follow yesterday's.

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.

-- RAH 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress'

And the winning illustratory news story is (no surprise) Obamacare, as speculated on by Robert Reich

Most high-court observers think it will strike down the individual mandate in the Act that requires almost everyone to buy health insurance, as violating the Commerce Clause of the Constitution -- but will leave the rest of the new health care law intact.


So in striking down the least popular part of Obamacare -- the individual mandate -- the Court will inevitably bring into question one of its most popular parts -- coverage of preexisting conditions. And in so doing, open alternative ways to maintain that coverage -- including ideas, like the public option, that were rejected in favor of the mandate.

Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at June 15, 2012 3:59 PM
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