Breakfast in America: January 23, 2012

Your morning links:

  • Lest someone argue that Medicare and Medicaid are unsustainable programs and that government spending increases costs in health care (as escaped Travelocity gnome Ron Paul did on Saturday), Ezra Klein responds with factual analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. As anyone with a basic understanding of economics could explain — US government spending on health care is only high because the economies of scale involved in the industry and it’s actually most efficient to do what everyone else in the world does successfully — have a single-payer.

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