Implicit rationing is not open to public scrutiny

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.686a (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:686
  1. Lars H Breimer
  1. Clinical lecturer Richmond, Surrey TW9 1XZ

    EDITOR,—David Mechanic invokes the Royal Bank of Sweden's prize in economics given in memory of Alfred Nobel to underpin Herbert Simon's apparent favouring of implicit as opposed to explicit rationing.1 Other well known recipients of this prize (endowed in 1968) include F A Hayek and M Friedman. At about the same time as Simon was writing, Hayek identified rationing as a problem that would …

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