The latter is the preferred method.
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"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Fail. Monopolies (single supplier) and monopsonies (single buyer) are the absence of competition, and both are a Bad Thing. Even a nominally virtuous idea fails quickly if there is no competition to keep it in the real world. When the government decides what insurance policies must cover, and what drugs and procedures may be used, the government becomes no better than a private monopoly.Sorry. The only logical result of full de-regulation and an open market is monopolies. A capitalist system has to have regulation just as every good engine needs a governor. Without it the engine runs wild, out of control, and blows up.
In a free market, any enterprise will fail unless it provides a good or service that people want to buy. That's why you don't see many Yugos on the road.Capitalism is fueled by greed and selfishness and it's why it works as well as it does. Business's ONLY goal is to make money. If a business isn't operating this way then someone should be fired.
Like GSA execs, for example?Bureaucrats are paid to be impartial and serve the public. They're not saints but many do like helping others for whatever reason.
Do you include the KGB, SS and Stasi in your thinking?For others it's just a job that usually pays less than private but has fewer office politics and more job security. Ask the police and fire fighters why they're there. It's the same for most public servants.
And it's amazing to me how some people can place all their faith in the good offices of the government, even after a visit to the DMV.It's amazing the bull**** some people will eat. You can always bow before your insurance company Gods and ask for insurance against the Death Panels. All good capitalists are money whores, they'll take the bet.
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
Did you know that the Catholic Church now allows some priests to be married? I'm sure any day now they will afford the same luxury to nuns. Not.
Seriously. If a Lutheran Minister, who is married, converts to Catholocism, he may stay married.
They are having a shortage of priests and nuns, so therefore they allow men to stay married. Do they allow women who are married to convert, become nuns and stay married? Of course not.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
We'll have to agree to disagree on this. I see it as governmental bullying plain and simple. Clearly, yourself and other libs have no regard for religious freedom, so you see it as a simple business decision. What ever you tell yourself to get through the night is not my concern. You think I am wrong, and I conversely think you are, but the fact of the matter is that BC is relatively cheap enough for people to afford already, it doesn't need to be forced through insurance coverage.
The other fact of this is that it is an election year distraction that is designed to take the attention off the failure of the Obama first term. And that is easy enough to see.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville