This is a very interesting tweet!
Especially since it comes not from an economist but from the chair of the UCSF department of medicine.
I wrote a post saying something to this effect a few months ago.
Having an inefficient health care industry that functions as a giant jobs program IS tenable...with very high taxes.
But I didn't think about how that system would do in a pandemic.
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