1.5 Cheers for Finland!
As we’ve noted, every journalist flies to Finland to examine its high-scoring (middle-class) schools. This furthers a preferred press corps narrative: Our own public schools are a mess!
But please note: No one has ever flown to Finland to explore a second question: How do they provide health care at such a very low cost? Here are the OECD data for the U.S. and Finland:
Total spending on health care, per person, 2007:
United States: $7285
How weird! Why does no one fly to Finland to examine this major achievement?
Click the link for the answer. I think it's about right.