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  • Free market for health care?

    A friend of mine (I know, again) made the following claim about medicine and free markets: The fact is that, on average, Americans spend far more money on health care and don't have a commensurate benefit in any measure of health. In fact, Health Care is a great example of an industry that likely...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by FlyingAxe on Tue, Feb 21 2012
  • Occupy Philadelphia: The Kick That the Left Really Needed

    “The kick that the left really needed “ are the words of one of the protesters. These are high hopes that will not be realized. Who are these Occupy Philly people? What do they stand for? Who do they represent? Let’s take a look. In the video below there are two interviews with participants...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Darren on Thu, Oct 27 2011
  • Healthcare Individual Mandate Constitutional

    I came across an interesting blog post today regarding "Obamacare" and the individual mandate. The author claims the mandate under the constitution is perfectly legal because it is simply a tax. http://blog.ometer.com/2011/04/16/individual-mandate-and-the-power-to-tax/ [quote]There’s...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Tue, May 17 2011
  • Re: Why is U.S. health care more expensive & worse than other countries?

    Would you consider that part of the problem could be due to unethical practices of businesses combined with the lack of government controls over unethical market-distorting practices. Example: Drug Companies Pay to other Drug Companies Keep Drug Prices High -- they pay them to delay the introduction...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Nelson Wilberforce on Tue, Jul 20 2010
  • Price mechanism irrational?

    I'm having an argument with a socialist who says that the free-market price mechanism results in an irrational allocation of resources (in this case healthcare) because it results in resources being distributed to those who can afford them and not necessarily those who need them. Hence, he says "...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by SG875 on Fri, Jul 16 2010
  • Surgeons Who Don't Take Insurance

    Not sure if anyone's read this, or any article like it, but it's pretty interesting. http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/2008/07/doctors-who-don.html I read a long time ago about surgeons who don't take any kind of insurance, and most of them make in the millions per year...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by BrianAnderson on Mon, Jun 28 2010
  • What are the best books against the Welfare Statism?

    I realize there are few hardcore socialists today, at least here in the Philippines. But the enormous majority believe in socializing sectors like health care, education, insurance. Fanatic leftist intellectuals here dominate the top universities and praise the European Social Democratic welfare state...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Kenneth on Sat, Feb 20 2010
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