Comments on “Rationing and Publicity”

  • David D. Friedman
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 21)


The essential point of Gerald Winslow’s paper is that, while there may be serious costs associated with making public the rules by which medical care is rationed, those costs are worth bearing. While the author asserts that his arguments apply to both market and governmental systems for allocating medical care, most of his discussion is in terms of political allocation in a democratic society.


Political System National Health Policy Market System Marriage Market High Bidder 
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    Friedman, D.: 1986, Price Theory: An Intermediate Text, South-Western Publishing, Cincinnati.Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • David D. Friedman
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  1. 1.A.B. Freeman School of BusinessTulane UniversityNew OrleansFrance

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