David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 28 (3):307 – 326 (2003)
The "Socialist Calculation Debate" is little known outside the economics profession, yet this inter-war debate between liberal and socialist economists on the practical feasibility of socialism has important implications for all contemporary public sector bureaucracies. This article applies the Mises-Hayek critique of central planning that emerged from this debate to the crisis presently facing the British National Health Service. The Mises-Hayek critique suggests that the UK government's plan for a renewal of the National Health Service will fail because of the epistemological pathologies that face any centrally planned system. It is argued that the key lesson of the Socialist Calculation Debate is that market prices and private property rights are essential for the efficient allocation of resources and the attainment of the best possible health outcomes.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
R. M. Sade (2008). Foundational Ethics of the Health Care System: The Moral and Practical Superiority of Free Market Reforms. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 33 (5):461-497.
M. J. Cherry (2009). Why Should We Compensate Organ Donors When We Can Continue to Take Organs for Free? A Response to Some of My Critics. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 34 (6):649-673.
M. J. Cherry (2012). Building Social and Economic Capital: The Family and Medical Savings Accounts. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 (6):526-544.
A. S. Iltis & M. J. Cherry (2008). First Do No Harm: Critical Analyses of the Roads to Health Care Reform. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 33 (5):403-415.
M. J. Cherry (2009). UNESCO, "Universal Bioethics," and State Regulation of Health Risks: A Philosophical Critique. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 34 (3):274-295.
Similar books and articles
John O'neill (2006). Knowledge, Planning, and Markets: A Missing Chapter in the Socialist Calculation Debates. Economics and Philosophy 22 (1):55-78.
Mark Blaug (1993). Hayek Revisited. Critical Review 7 (1):51-60.
Andrew Edgar (1995). Enterprise Association or Civil Association? The Uk National Health Service. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (6):669-688.
Daniel Shapiro (1989). Reviving the Socialist Calculation Debate: A Defense of Hayek Against Lange. Social Philosophy and Policy 6 (02):139-.
John O'Neill, Ecological Economics and the Politics of Knowledge : The Debate Between Hayek and Neurath.
Pythagoras Petratos (2005). Does the Private Finance Initiative Promote Innovation in Health Care? The Case of the British National Health Service. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (6):627 – 642.
David Schweickart (1996). Dr. Pangloss Goes to Market. Critical Review 10 (3):333-352.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #124,355 of 1,096,840 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #106,677 of 1,096,840 )
How can I increase my downloads?