Monday, July 1st, 2013

Gougers’ Paradise

The glories of leaving things to “the market” prove themselves from the very outset. Here’s a graph from today’s New York Times:


And, of course, it gets even better! According to the Times:

The chasm in price is true even though new mothers in France and elsewhere often remain in the hospital for nearly a week to heal and learn to breast-feed, while American women tend to be discharged a day or two after birth, since insurers do not pay costs for anything that is not considered medically necessary.

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Posted by Michael Dawson | Filed in Bad Products, Hall of Shame, Waste

One Response to “Gougers’ Paradise”

  1. July 1st, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    TB said:

    This is completely ridiculous. Not only are we the most expensive place to bring kids into the world, but we are apparently lousy at keeping them alive once we do:

    Well done America.

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