L'économiste Donald Bourdeaux de George Mason University répond à un éditorialiste du Los Angeles Times avec un certain brio:
You write that “Obama made a compelling case for [health-care] reform. How it’ll be paid for, though, is another matter” (”Dollars and sense,” Sept. 10).
Even overlooking the very real question of whether or not Mr. Obama’s vision for health-care ‘reform’ can possibly materialize as he describes it, I’m baffled by your editorial. How can a compelling case for something be made unless and until questions about that thing’s affordability are answered? Would, for example, a case that I make to my wife that I buy a new Lamborghini – which is certainly a splendid automobile – be “compelling” if I identify no obvious way to pay for it?
J'admet que c'est une réponse admirable...