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

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Jun 7 05:03:35 UTC 2011

On 6/6/2011 11:52 PM, Damien Sullivan wrote:

>> ??(And lower cost
>>> >  >  too, since socialized medicine is cheaper)

>> >  ### No, it isn't, because it kills people.
> Funny how just about all the people with "socialized medicine" live longer
> than Americans do.  This must be some novel use of "kills people" with
> which I am not familiar.

And as Damien S notes, costs significantly less.

Which leaves "innovation," which might be a fair cop, although it's also 
a function of the comparative sizes of the [Anglo-speaking] nations 
involved, and the capacity in some cases to experiment on lesser breeds 
without the law and in some cases to experimental work designed to help 
soldiers badly damaged while keeping the lesser breeds in their place. 
Not to mention research done at public expense.

Damien Broderick

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