From Denise “Chip” Black, Milford:
Many people believe that the free market can solve our problems. This is a dangerous myth. The reality is that the free market is not free and it cannot possibly solve all our problems.
The bottom line of this myth is profit. People and companies are putting profits over humanity, decency, honor and country. This is happening because the free market perpetuates poverty, unemployment, ecological degradation and income disparity.
Gerard Anderson, a professor of health policy and management and the director of Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management, attributes the high cost of medical care to the market system.
Solving our nation’s multifaceted problems requires citizens, especially business and political leaders, to cooperate and respect each other. As a nation, we need to find our way back to living ethically.