Planning And Democracy: Redux

by Mario Rizzo 

The Senate Finance Committee has filed its current version of healthcare reform. It is here.  

(HT: Volokh Conspiracy)  

It is 1,502 pages long and it is in legislative language. If passed, it will affect our lives in important ways. Let me suggest that you all read it carefully and then let your senators know what you think. 

Of course you won’t do that and neither will I. We are rationally ignorant and we shall remain that way. 

Will the senators, not on the committee, read it? I doubt it. They will be too busy giving their opinions on selected portions. However, special interests will know about the particular provisions that affect them. As to the senators on the committee, staffers will give summaries. How much they understand or care about provisions that affect the general interests in contrast to the interests that elect them is unknown.  

The welfare state makes a mockery of the rule of law and of representative democracy.

9 thoughts on “Planning And Democracy: Redux

  1. It also raises the question of whether laws are to some extent intentionally complicated so that very few understand what they mean. All the better to bamboozle the public.

  2. On the way to hell or heaven the last people you need is help from good people.
    Bad ones are no help to but thy admit it and offering no help other as self.
    Historically this proven in the past 200 years and reading between lines, al the way down.
    Never mind deciding who is who, the bad is always interfering in the life of the good.
    The other way around is the bad only out for himself, the natural way according to Darwin.

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