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  • Solvent Government Health Care Programs?

    I see all these wonderful lists on the internet comparing the costs and benefits of health care plans all over the world, by which is meant the degree to which standard medical care is subsidized by the central authority. In comparing the costs, I always see a per-person number, but what I wonder is...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by thompsonisland on Wed, Apr 4 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
  • Compelling Documentary (Burzynski, the Movie)

    This is an extremely important film. The trailer is viewable here . You can view the full film through June 13 , June 20 2011 ... Full film:
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by John James on Sun, Jun 12 2011
  • Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

    So, I got in an argument with my supposedly conservative mother about the morality of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. This act, from what I understood, makes it illegal for an employer to fire an employee who takes extended leave to help a family member who is sick. Long story short, I am apparently...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by boohickey11 on Wed, Mar 31 2010
  • Re: Why is healthcare so expensive?

    Oh god, where to begin... First off, 90% or more of all hospitals in the US are owned by local governments, not individuals, thus they are inefficient. Secondly, health insurance companies have near-monopolies in the states that they operate in, because they can't legally sell insurance in other...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Wanderer on Sun, Oct 25 2009
  • Re: Case against private healthcare

    1. This is due to artificial restrictions on entry to the profession. All unions and guilds will attempt to introduce price floors and restrict entry. Furthermore, through government fiat, non-membership in the cartel while practicing is not an option, so the economic effects of efficient health care...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Stanley Pinchak on Tue, Nov 18 2008
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