Against Paternalism

Lexington (Mc.) Intelligencer

Much as an improved standard of medical education is to be desired, anything in the way of restrictive legislation to this end savors both of protecting people against their own voluntary acts and of fostering monopoly. Upon either count it is to be looked upon with suspicion.

There would seem to be no objection to the state treating physicians as it treats banks, if public welfare requires it. The state requires banks to give all proper publicity to their condition, capitalization, assets, liabilities, and responsible officers. It forces a bank out of business only when its further continuance would constitute deceit and a fraud upon the public.

Power for the World's Work
January 1, 1903

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