(as dictated to Mrs Grumble)
Alf has done a lot of thinking about our health system, while his broken bones mend.
He’s not alone and is delighted to learn from his latest dip into the New York Times that a bloke he admires, N. Gregory Mankiw, has been thinking about it too.
Mankiw is a professor of economics at Harvard and was an adviser to President George W. Bush.
Mankiw, of course, has focussed on the American health system. It might differ from ours in many fundamental respects, but the underlying principles are the same.
And at the end of the day, health services are expensive.
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