In philosophical terms, the opposite of rationalism is not irrationalism but empiricism, that is, a willingness to form beliefs on the basis of experience rather than from a priori deduction. Empirical evidence never yields the dogmatic certainty that accompanies logical deduction.

— John Quiggin

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It seems strange to make a priori arguments about the relative performance of governments and the markets in health care when there is so much empirical evidence.

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