Monday, June 06, 2005

Harrop's Inconsistency

This excerpt from From Harrop's latest column (on how Bill Clinton would be good for the European Union) is a fine example of the intellectual inconsistency that she practices on a regular basis.
Of course, Europeans must become more competitive. Their plush social benefits need revising. Employers must have more flexibility in hiring and firing people. And places like France should open the windows and let in some free-market breezes. . .

And had Clinton's plan for universal health coverage succeeded, America's economy would today be more competitive, as well as more humane. We wouldn't have 40 million-plus without coverage, and our businesses would be spending less money on health care than they do.
Just let that sink in. Huh?

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