The market as the best way

“The technology exists to give just about anyone -however sick, however old, however badly injured- a perfectly normal life. But it all costs money. Resources are limited. Even if doctors and medical technicians were compelled to provide their services, free of charge, to whoever demanded them… and ike I said, there are laws against slavery… well, someone, somehow, would still have to miss out. The present government sees the market as the best way of determining who that is.”


“So ultimately, it’s all a matter of… accounting?”

0575081740.02.LZZZZZZZ[Greg Egan, Appropriate love da Axiomatic, 1995,
Gollancz 2010, pp.271,272]

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