The Bias of American Politics: Rationing Health Care in a Weak State

James A. Morone
1992 University of Pennsylvania law review  
Americans, we are often assured, do not like their government. 1 The assertion is partially truth and partially myth. This Article offers a more detailed map of the American political processes, and applies it to the debate over rationing health care. Three forces shape our public policies: the first is a distinctive tendency to bash the state. The scope and intensity of antigovernmental ideology are exaggerated by a second feature of the American political landscape, the organization of our
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doi:10.2307/3312436 fatcat:bmkswrr4vnd2dgv3f4oq5xdkqa