Saturday, August 15, 2009

Best of the Best

To the Editor:

One phrase used by more than a few people in the debate on health care reform is that “our health care system is the envy of the world.” Which world is that?

A recent Harris/Decima Poll in Canada, the country that probably knows our system the best, found a 10-to-1 majority who believe their system is better than ours. And Harris Polls in France and Britain found that most people there believe that their systems are “the envy of the world.”

Humphrey Taylor
Chairman, The Harris Poll
New York, Aug. 13, 2009

-from a New York Times Editorial


  1. On the other hand, this could be an admixture of false consciousness, America-hating, and the enforced self-delusion that accompanies socialism.

  2. Hey, don't you dare use false consciousness against leftists! Unconscionable!