June 21, 2006 12:48PM

Common Misconflations

A recent Ezra Klein post is a much more interesting read when decoded using this key:

U.S. health care sector ≠ free market


For‐​profit ≠ free‐​market


Non‐​profit ≠ public provision


Non‐​profit ≠ tax‐​exempt


Chuck Grassleyfree‐​marketeer


Public provision ≠ better medical care


VA ≠ superior care

(Okay, so the Chuck Grassley one is not so common.)