[ExI] Yet another health care debate

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 23:37:48 UTC 2008

2008/9/22 Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>:

> Can you perhaps give me a hint of your thought on the following
> questions. Why not have the government pay for all food? Isn't
> food just as important (or perhaps vastly more important) than
> medical care?  How about transportation, or perhaps electrical
> power? I anticipate that you will find at least some of these
> problematical, and so I wonder what makes health care different
> in your eyes.

Well, this is the whole point! Food has been socialised in the past,
and it hasn't worked. People are hungrier than they were under a free
market. But, for whatever reason, socialised medicine has been shown
empirically to work, something recognised even in countries which are
otherwise even more pro free market than the US.

Stathis Papaioannou

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