I found this article fascinating. I missed it when it came out (not too surprising since I don't usually read The Atlantic and only read it today because Kansas Dad printed it out for me). I don't agree with everything Mr. Goldhill says, of course, but the idea of completely changing how we pay for and consume health care is an intriguing one. Kansas Dad in particular is a proponent of changing to health insurance as catastrophic insurance rather than something we depend on for routine care.
As I was reading it, I couldn't help thinking about the state of public education as well. In many ways, I believe we need to completely reconsider how we provide education to those who do not have the luxury of learning at home. (You'll find some similar comments in Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Gatto, reviewed here.)