Aug 19 2009

Krugman on “The Swiss Menace”: stay tuned for my 150-word response

by at 4:27 am

In case you missed it, Paul Krugman’s column “The Swiss Menace” in yesterday’s New York Times is well worth a read. It’s about health care and how current proposals for health care reform in the U.S. resemble the health care model in Switzerland. In response, I sent a letter to the editor. Maybe they’ll publish it! In the likely case that they don’t, I’ll post it here in a few days. This sentence, in particular, required a response:

But the truth is that the plans on the table would, roughly speaking, turn America into Switzerland — which may be occupied by lederhosen-wearing holey-cheese eaters, but wasn’t a socialist hellhole the last time I looked.

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2 Responses to “Krugman on “The Swiss Menace”: stay tuned for my 150-word response”

  1. joelon 19 Aug 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I’m assuming that the purpose of your letter is to argue that Switzerland is in fact a socialist hellhole, yes?

  2. […] Times didn’t run my response to Krugman’s column on health care, so here it is: As a recent American expatriate, living in Switzerland this past year has been my […]

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