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Fixin' Healthcare

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Good, Gooder, Goodest

Transformation need not create or destroy components of society. It accelerates change, shifts priorities, and exerts differential influence upon the various components and groups of society. The result is disruption of the established order. Transformation has no intent or plan. It does not include justice, right or wrong, good or bad.

During the middle of the 14th century, plague (Black Death) killed almost half the population in what would become modern Europe and precipitated some of the worst behavior ever attributed to human beings. Where was the justice in that? But, in the aftermath came the Renaissance. Cause and effect? Maybe.

It is comforting to think of the new order as improvement over the old, but there is no assurance of better. Things are just different and history attempts to sort relative value.

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