Home > Miscellaneous Musings, Predictions > They’re dying NOW!

They’re dying NOW!

PK tries to cut into the soft underbelly of Libertarianism – the argument that its cold and heartless and will just let people die if they aren’t insured.

Hey, PK, guess what – people are dying RIGHT NOW from lack of care.  They died in their millions in Russia.  They are dying now in the US in the current system.

The issue is whether the economic system creates enough wealth for people to have enough savings to decide what to do with their savings – insure, not insure etc.

The Soviet Union had reasonable healthcare but at the cost of the whole economic system.

The US has one of the most regulated, bureaucratic healthcare systems in the world.

Economics is about hard choices – about the study of scarcity.  For someone like PK to avoid the scarcity issue altogether (government = good, free market = bad) just shows how analytically shallow he really is.

 

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: