The Payer Makes the Rules
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A vote of thanks to Thomas Letchfield, whose Dec. 5 letter so lucidly explains why the road to socialism is indeed the road to serfdom. His terse and forceful argument: If the government pays for you, then the government tells you what to do. So basic and so true, in insurance, medicine, retirement, schools or anything else.

Alex J. Pollock is a resident fellow at AEI.

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