Posted On: Friday - October 13th 2017 11:53AM MST
In Topics:   China  Economics  Liberty/Libertarianism  Healthcare Stupidity
It's not just about keeping the posts down to reasonable size here, but I did forget this time to add things that should be said about a free-market in healthcare (entirely free-market is theoretical, but it's a near-reality in China).
A long time back, when our state was debating a motorcycle helmet law, I had a discussion with some friends about it who were nowhere close to dummies. I took the libertarian side, of course, telling them that it wasn't the state government's business whether I wore it or not. I, in fact, almost always wore a helmet on a motorcycle, but I don't think the voters and legislators have a right to tell the other guy what to do. Bust your head open or don't, it's not my problem.
"Ah, but yes, it IS your problem.", one of the guys said. "See, you and I are gonna have to pay for getting that guy fixed up, if possible, at the hospital. It's everyone's business." The only argument to that is "I! DON'T! WANT! SOCIALISM!.... I! DIDN'T! VOTE! FOR! SOCIALISM!" There were/are butt-loads of countries to move to if you wanted socialism instead of the freedom we
Yes, if we already have socialism in one area, then many freedoms will be unfair to some, not due to the unfairness inherent in that freedom, as freedom in eminently fair. It'll be unfair due to the crock of shit that is socialism. Yeah, don't wear your helmet on your bike, it's your business, but if you bust yourself up that's your business too, and none of the rest of ours. Simple? That's China right now. Don't go telling the Chinese you are more free than them. That'd be a lie right now.