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Quick Takes – Socialist Healthcare: Delayed Treatment; Dearth of Nurses; Not So Free

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: “Free Healthcare” is great… if you are healthy.      Hat Tip to … Continue reading

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Free Healthcare Is Neither Free Nor Healthcare

     Inalienable rights are termed “negative rights” because to exist, there is only a “negative duty” of others to not infringe them; “positive rights” require that others be compelled to provide a “positive duty”, potentially against their will. The former is … Continue reading

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When Transgender Rights and Socialized Healthcare Combine

     …the results are as sad as you’d think they’d be. “A devastated young transgender woman says she has been left ‘disfigured and feeling like a freak’ following two botched gender reassignment operations. “Kia, 26, from Wales, says she was forced … Continue reading

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The Transing of Health

     A group of lunatics called the Edinburgh Action for Trans Health decided to post a “Trans Health Manifest” on, of course, Tumblr. “Following the centuries-long repression of trans lives at the hands of the state, the next stage in the … Continue reading

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On Liberty and Security

     One of the greatest American virtues is not just a willingness to stand on one’s own two feet, but a moral imperative to do so. Not everyone is a Randian hero, and people do need help from time to time, … Continue reading

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British Judge Channels Herod, Orders Slaughter of an Innocent

     The death penalty was abolished in the U.K. decades ago, because it was considered uncivilized to execute rapists and murderers. This “civilized” society now considers the execution of the innocent baby Charlie Gard—in dismissal of the pleas to the contrary … Continue reading

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Socialism + Healthcare = Collapse

     Despite incentives to kill off expensive patients, attempts to get mothers-to-be to gestate organ donors, and otherwise try to put off actual healthcare service that is touted as a “right“, the Brititsh National Health Service (NHS) is on the bring … Continue reading

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The Economics of Socialized Medical Care

     Milton Friedman on the economics of socialized medical care. Tweet

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The “Right” to Die While Waiting to See a Doctor

     One of the “benefits” that are promised to come with socialized healthcare is that the people won’t have to worry about being without insurance and thus healthcare unless there is government run healthcare that is provided “free” to everyone.  Thus, … Continue reading

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Lies, Cancer, and Statistics

     When comparing America’s mostly private healthcare system with the socialized systems in other countries, it is oft mentioned by supporters of socialized medicine that people in America live shorter lives, are more obese, &c., than people in developed countries with … Continue reading

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