The best two sentences I read today

According to a study that even the New Republic’s Jon Cohn admitted he
thought was probably exaggerated, being uninsured killed 18,000 people
a year this decade.  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, on the
other hand, apparently kills 19,000 a year.

That’s from Megan McArdle, who continues:

Non libertarians can, of course, go along wishing that we would have
national health care and a War on Infection.  But it’s worth asking
yourself: in a world of scarce resources, where you could only have
one, which would you choose?  And by what principle?

The fact that I have read very few sentences today does not diminish the stellar quality of these thoughts.


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