By and large, Americans reject today's health insurance when they have to pay for it themselves. Of the people who are not on government or employer-provided health plans, the majority choose to be uninsured.and Cowen, defending his VAT position against innumerable antis:
In economics, be suspicious when you read discussions of "whether" rather than "how much" or "with what probability."or Hanson, on Mysticism:
We similarly self-deceive today to give ourselves higher and stronger excuses to do what baser motives require. Beware: if you won’t accept and act on your baser motives, your subconscious may well get you to achieve similar ends via self-deceptive delusions. For a better chance at believing the truth, accept your ignoble desires.