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Heal Thyself: Hard Times a Good Time for Doctors, Bankers to Become Entrepreneurs
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Heal Thyself: Hard Times a Good Time for Doctors, Bankers to Become Entrepreneurs

In the words of Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, the current economic crisis provides a unique "opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

In the words of Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, the current economic crisis provides a unique "opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

While critics have seized on his remark as a signal of an impending government takeover of the financial and health-care industries, they might be missing the bigger picture. If the Obama administration does manage to meaningfully reform these sectors, bankers and physicians may well be the ones with new opportunities to create greater prosperity for us all.

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