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    A complete divorce of medicine from healthcare

    In the first sentence of his Nicomachean Ethics, probably the most influential work on morality ever written, Aristotle declares “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good.” Although a profound philosopher, Aristotle did not need any special insight for this observation, for he was merely summarizing a truism. Only a madman acts without purpose, without having in mind some objective good that guides his actions and distinguishes success from failure. By this standard, the Biden administration’s new directives for non-discrimination in healthcare are textbook madness. Our word “health” comes from the same root as our word “whole”—to restore something to…

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