I love the way this man thinks.
Paul Krugman, professional moron economist argued in the NY Times recently that patients are not consumers and that it is “profoundly irresponsible” to say that they are. He actually has the audacity to cite the “special” relationship between doctor and patient as his justification for this position:
Here’s my question: How did it become normal, or for that matter even acceptable, to refer to medical patients as “consumers”? The relationship between patient and doctor used to be considered something special, almost sacred. Now politicians and supposed reformers talk about the act of receiving care as if it were no different from a commercial transaction, like buying a car — and their only complaint is that it isn’t commercial enough.
What has gone wrong with us?What has “gone wrong” is that the government and wonks like Krugman have been instrumental in the systematic and ongoing destruction of that “special, almost sacred” relationship.
The whole article is worth reading.