[ExI] Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always Die, and Life Gets Faster

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 01:23:05 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6 June 2011 06:22, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Damien Sullivan
>> <phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu> wrote:
>>  (And lower cost
>> > too, since socialized medicine is cheaper)
>> ### No, it isn't, because it kills people.
> How's that?
> BTW, it is not clear to me why Americans call "socialised" a system where
> medical services are still offered by private entities for a profit, and the
> government does not do anything else than footing the bill...

### The government here minutely controls every aspect of the care
provided to all Americans. In this meaning our health care is already
socialized (although as Bill pointed out, fascist might be a good term
as well although not for the reasons he cited). Damien used the term
"socialized" to denote single-payer government-controlled medicine
which is just another step into madness but not really a huge break
with the present morass. Either way, as Reason quoted, socialized
medicine kills people by destroying quality, stopping innovation, and
increasing prices.


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