Health Care

Willaim Thurber - PhD Student thurber at FMGMT.MGMT.UTORONTO.CA
Tue Sep 12 08:27:06 MDT 1995

Dr. DJ
Thanks for responding to the rational consumer "test", I'll get back to
you soon.
Just a couple of things on the health care debate.  Nice to know that it
was not a WLU student spelling echonomics and reasearch.  Not that I am a
spelling bee champ, on the contrary if I notice it, it has top be really
I wanted to compliment you for the quality of your posts, as I said
before they are always welcome.  You have a knack for being able to
divorce your political ideals from your rather objective view of the
world, I wish I had more of that trait.
That said, in one post you are confusing levels of analysis when considering
the care provided by individual care givers with the care given at a macro
level.  Certainly their will be a range of levels of care at the individual
level, but I don't think that we can make a argument that 1 system
provides more personal care than another.
On another topic, I have been told to run group projects in my intro
course.  The grading system suggested is a peer review to tease out
individual contribution, with bonuses for peer evaluated exceptional
performance, ranging to a big fat 0 for no contribution in the eyes of
all peers.  I am a little uncomfortable with the extremes of the scale,
especially since I could grant a A- to someone who played a large
role in what was B or B+ work.  What do you think?
PS: Thought I'd also take this private post to tell you that I took a
macro course from you a few years ago as prep work prior to my MBA.

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