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Rallying the nebulous, ever-changing “middle class”

The goals of the middle class are good goals for us all, and when we appeal to the middle class, we do not appeal to the people in that class so much as we appeal to the mores and the ideals that that the emergence of that class is supposed to embody. That is a thing to be cherished. Americans talk so much about the importance of the ideas that underpin our society; we should work to allow every American to channel these ideas, which are their natural inheritance.

Can we trust our doctors?

It would be naïve to believe that doctors and professional groups are not motivated by self-interest. If we truly want care that produces the best outcomes for patients and society, we need to restructure the incentive systems that doctors and professional organizations face.