[ExI] Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always Die, and Life Gets Faster
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 14:09:02 UTC 2011
On 11 June 2011 03:55, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
> The common trick of leftist demagogues is to claim that the US is
> system is not socialist, while in fact it mostly is. Then the
> inevitable poor performance of the system is blamed on the vestiges of
> private initiative (being able to choose a physician, having access to
> new medications) and presto, Obamacare.
On the contrary, I am inclined to believe that Obamacare itself has nothing
especially "socialist" in any plausible sense of the word. It is just
"welfarist", but it does not imply any especial change in the ownership or
planning of the relevant business.
Cuba, in my understanding, is a more appropriate example, even though the
country is perhaps too small and too poor to be comparable.
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