Design For Corruption--Why US Healthcare is Failing

I've lived all over the world, in countries that Americans often call

I’ve lived all over the world, in countries that Americans often call “corrupt.” Peace Corps in The Philippines, journalism in Thailand, Argentina, China. But these days, the US is at least as, if not, more corrupt than any other nation I have lived or worked in. Yes, most of this corruption is “legal.” It is easy to pass laws that make lobbying legal but what is happening in Washington today is exactly what happens in Manila, Jakarta, Shanghai or Bangkok—buying influence to control policy for the benefit of the few.

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