There's a lie at the heart of economic liberalism, that hard work and merit are all you need for success. This lie has been used to justify the barbarism at the heart of the American health system: you can't afford health care? You must be lazy then, get a job. It's an attitude that rots a society from the inside out.

Recovering economist. I write about parenting, politics, health, and feminism. Sporadic attempts at humour. Curious to a fault.

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