The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
None of that seems remotely out-of-line to me.According to Transplant Living, the average total cost of a single heart transplant in 2007 was $658,800. This figure includes the cost of obtaining a donor heart, at an average of nearly $90,000, about $23,000 in evaluation fees, $40,000 for doctor's fees, $383,000 in hospital costs, $93,000 in post-operative care, and over $29,000 for immunosuppressive prescription medications.
A heart transplant involves extensive pre-operative screening, transport of a surgeon to remove and preserve the heart, 8+ hours of surgery from a team of highly trained surgeons in order to install the heart, weeks of post-operative hospital rest, and a lifetime course of immunosuppressants.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.