Libertarian economist Tyler Cowen is feeling nostalgic for HillaryCare. Which is probably as it should be. Liberal politicians have largely moved on to ideas I like more and that I would expect libertarian economists to like less.

That being the case, though, the onus to try to make something like the Clinton Plan work properly belongs on right-of-center politicians not "all those smart Democrats" they "put in a room" way back when. We've seen in Massachusetts and California that when Republican politicians and the business community decide they want to come together to try and pre-empt more fundamental reforms, liberals -- quite rightly -- tend not to stand in their way.