May 11, 1990
The Berliner Zeitung carries a straight-faced account of a meeting of doctors from East and West. Four hundred doctors were invited by a private firm, a bank providing loans to doctors, on a boat trip from Tegel to Wannsee. The West speaker is quoted as telling his East German (woman) counterpart, “Stop acting like an ordinary worker in an ordinary trade, you’re not a baker or a shoemaker, you’re a professional. For heaven’s sake get out of the trade union, you should have a professional association. Stop considering the health insurance program as your partner; start figuring out how to make money out of each injection. Then the new equipment you need will take care of itself.”
Classic: in other words, change what’s best in the system now.
Source: Missing Marx by Peter Marcuse