That is why Franklin changed Jefferson’s original words from referencing God, for he know people regularly deny God, to self evident because he knew that no one but the disingenuous could deny rights that they would fight for if you tried to take them away from them. To make a commodity cheaper and better, two elements are necessary: profit incentive and freedom of labor. You have a right to a trial by a jury of your peers. Why would you want to be a fan of someone who does not understand basic economics? So, why don’t they? the state will not come for you. There is nothing “magical” about this. Yes. You are better than your friend, Greg Gossip who believes that government grants your rights, but not much. Lyle, there are issues with all forms of paying for government services. They were actually keenly aware of how controversial these claims were. It turns out that peaceful cooperation and mutual agreements on codes of conduct generally provide better outcomes for everyone involved than war and plunder. By imposing a tariff on importing goods will reduce our imports. You’re aware, of course, that people can be charged with a crime by a group of people calling themselves “The Government”, whether or not anyone’s rights have been violated. Market order emerges from no one being in charge. They are not open to debate for anyone. Shapiro is a nasty guy. “I understand that – always back the horse called “self interest” cause you know it’ll try the hardest.”. Most animals will act to protect their own lives, liberty, and property. You, as an individual, import those things you want but can’t reasonably make for yourself, and export that which you can make easily. You would do much better if you used logic and objective and verifiable facts. “Assembled by hand” is as close as one can get without stretching the truth, and even that may soon be a thing of the past. . Under HR 676, all people living in the U.S. would be included in the system, there would be free choice of health professional, the coverage would be comprehensive and care would be provided as needed without financial barriers. I mean, as long as we don’t leave the country like all those progressive entertainers did when Trump was elected? It would truly treat health care as a public necessity and not a commodity. “They problem is that government exceeds its constitutional limits and then uses force to charge me way more for things that no one agreed to nor benefitted from.”. Now, if we can get the US government out of the bailout business, then we will probably end up with smaller competitors taking over the bloated bureaucracies at GM, firing a bunch of “managers,” and actually begin making great American cars again. So, what’s the solution for poor people? To make a commodity cheaper and better, two elements are necessary: profit incentive and freedom of labor. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. U = Uncompromising – we must stay strong and united around the basics that we need to achieve for the National Improved Medicare for All health care system to function. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Investor-owned facilities are permitted to continue to operate within the system and budgetary controls that might restrain them were excluded from the bill. Yep. “Of course there is a grey area over where you draw the line …”. Government services are provided whether or not I need or want them, and I must pay whatever price the seller asks. Because medical care is a commodity, and treating it otherwise is foolhardy. It is neither related to, nor an extension of, a natural right. We all know that no two individuals are exactly the same, but we also know that individuals are the same type of thing: human beings. I believe there aren’t, because they would require that someone be placed in our service to provide us with whatever we had a positive right to. I may recognize your necessity and offer charity; my friends and I may choose to band together and fund your medical care. As I wrote, it is a privilege granted by the state. You are the one who is quite predictable. Like when he told you he the had to get off of Facebook because other people were too argumentative. It sounds like you are an unprincipled thief who knows better but chooses to be both unprincipled and a thief. But when you have as impoverished a variety of ways to describe ideas you disagree with as you do, I suppose you just have to go with what you’ve got to work with. I point out how heavily you rely on the same few insults like “disingenuous” and, right on cue, you use the word five times in your next three comments. Tito is a world-renown cancer researcher and gifted public speaker. In that case, why do we need to export. It also protects against rights violations by individuals seeking vigilante justice. Actually I don’t see a real difference between a gas tax and a toll. The purpose in this section is to examine these for the evidence they provide for public or private provision of health care.1 Consumer rationality Welfare economics makes two crucial assumptions regarding consumer rationality. It’s not related to life or liberty or property? Or when he made the “mistake” of claiming he had only attended private universities forgetting that he had previously bragged about his “advanced degrees” from public universities. “On this point, the left are very good emotive language”. Every individual has the natural right of liberty. Pro 2 Instituting a right to health care could lower the cost of health care in the United States. That seems to be a pretty good argument, if you ask me. “Personally, I think you guys are the lunatics.”. Sometimes taxes are a necessary part of civilisation. Efforts to create a national health insurance have existed in the United States for the past 100 years. the way we do such a thing is to take the compulsion out. If one party or person takes ownership, then the issue can become a political football, as the ACA has become. You work at a job so you can buy stuff. And, I have lots of competition for my job. They are against any tariffs. ociety prosecutes criminals, if society chooses to prosecute, it guarantees a right to defend yourself, including a trial by jury. The benefits to individuals of the emergence in markets is “self evident”. Healthcare is not a commodity but a public good, and we want to see a strong commitment of government and IFIs alike to the implementation of the SDGs instead of pushing policies that deepen inequality and inequity. They were big on the “No taxation without representation” rallying cry.”. 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I don’t want to have balanced trade with my grocer. Have you applied for the job? Mergers by health insurers, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies have been acts of desperation, as each sector fights for control. every religion thinks it’s the religion of peace. Let’s start immediately with the USPS monopoly on 1st class delivery. But see… that’s a problem. It is a strong and growing sector. Do you know what the argument for trade is? So people should be free to trade as long as they’re satisfied it’s fair? It isn’t in itself a natural right. In addition victimless crimes would be much harder to prosecute. Do we have a choice? For example if a person is caught and tried for stealing a loaf of bread to feed their starving children, justice might not be served by the imposition of a mandatory 6 month sentence in county lockup. Of course people DO die when they rely on government provided and rationed healthcare. No. if you do not pay your tax, nothing happens. There is nothing in our nature or God given, if you prefer, about a trial by a jury of our peers. $5.00 Other countries will do the same in response and our ability to export goods will be reduced as well. “In the past 48 hours, I see statements such as “taxation is theft” or “God strike me down if I must compromise on my principles”.”. A trial itself, of course is conducted by employees of the state, and an all voluntary jury would be fine, but conscription for that purpose is wrong. As we continue to attempt to restructure how health care is measured, reimbursed and organized, we must hold true to the idea that health care is simply not a service commodity. “You’re welcome to your imaginary world, one which is inconsistent with human nature, and the history of civilization.”. There is nothing in our nature or God given, if you prefer, about a trial by a jury of our peers. may not be able to achieve good health. You don’t think Jefferson meant that to be a first principle that needed no further explanation? The reason is simple: we export so we can import. Why Health Care is not a Commodity When I tell this story to my students, many of them are fooled. Would you claim the same things about plumbing, yard care, bricklaying or pizza making? The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realization of each of these rights.” Yet the World Health Organization ranks South Africa somewhere near the bottom of the globe in terms of medical care. It has strong language protecting women’s reproductive rights and it removes most co-pays and deductibles. But the left believes that declaring necessities rights somehow overcomes the individual rights of others. Jon Murphy asked, “It’s [the right to a trial by your peers] not related to life or liberty or property?”. Refusing to convict might be the better answer, even if there was no question of the person’s guilt. you will not be arrested, have your assets taken, or anything else. As such, I see those characteristics as natural and inalienable, independent of a persons awareness that they even have them, and independent of acknowledgement or respect of those characteristics by others. We are often told that politics involves compromise, but some compromises undermine our goal. I see that you are making stuff up again. I’ve not read it yet, although I do own it. We can’t be fooled by progressive veneers. Those of us who believe that “all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator” do not make such a distinction. If Senators vote before the September 30 deadline, they only need 50 votes instead of the filibuster-proof 60 votes to pass amendments. Until we in the United States decide to de-commodify our health care and health by implementing a universal, single, publicly financed, national health program such as Medicare for All, we will remain in our current state of ethical underdevelopment. Government must think its fair too. The problem my employers have is the same one that all employers have: “do we terminate a guy who have excellent technical and analytical skills whom the clients love and go with a younger guy who does not have those skills at his level who have had little connection with his clients. Sure have the private sector deliver the services, but we can’t have people dying on the streets because they had no money to see a doctor. “The reality is that most of these guys here spout their hard line ideological positions to the nth degree knowing full well in the comfort of their tax-payer subsidised tenured academic positions that they are sheltered from the negative effects of trade.”. The assumption we are making with the NHS bill is that healthcare is a commodity to be traded and patients are savvy, sceptical consumers. The Enlightenment occurred and individuals came to recognize their sovereignty. Healthcare is a commodity—and a finite one at that. .’. societies that allow slavery flourish far less than those that do not. Unless your answer is “Yes”, don’t look now- you’re an importer. Taking the social determinants of health into account can no longer be something nice to do if there is ‘extra time.’ It must become the focus of medical practice. I know your views. . That is the kind of reasoning that caused Bentham to call natural rights “nonsense on stilts.” You are trying to simply define away the problem with some special pleading. The Second Best Social provision of care or insurance. Treating medical care as a commodity means temporary shortages, and it means that some people will not get everything we would wish them to have. With complexity, comes greater costs. Whether we succeed still hangs in the balance. Government, at all levels, has exceeded the scope of their authority. Incremental steps that were taken in the past did not succeed because they failed to meet the basic requirements of being both universal and properly overseen by the government. give that to me or i shall do violence to you is theft. the world would be better if they didn’t. Everyone’s job is always in question. Yes, you do. Perhaps, you can get morgdiot to explain why the police should not use no-knock warrants to arrest violent felons again? We have a right to seek those things, but no one obligated to provide them to us. “This suggests that you have been reading comments by Greg Webb.”. In addition we see many species acting cooperatively as a group to mutual advantage in hunting and in mutual defense. Because that is all they have. Because… whoot! Perhaps you wish to reconsider that argument. Aristotle made the natural rights argument for slavery. We call the ‘public option’ a “Profiteer’s Option” because it will serve as a relief valve for private insurers to jettison people who need care. At the time I didn’t realize the incredible irony, but just now it made me laugh out loud. In my opinion, no one has a right to something that must be provided by someone else. Let me know when you come up with a valid argument against natural rights. Healthcare spending is no more an “investment” than is spending to maintain and repair your car or your washing machine. We are willing to fight for them and they are not really open for debate. Or does it depend on the situation? “ And Jury nullification can work against the rights of the accused even more easily than it can work in their favor.”. ”. . I’ll take the 75% on offer and the steal the rest later ! Yes they are. Washington, DC 20036, Main telephone: 202.862.5800 Much cheaper. yet we have had religious wars for millennia. Brick-laying and plumbing income has largely tracked median income, which had been growing until the last couple of decades. It would truly treat health care as a public necessity and not a commodity. Allow me to demonstrate this via a parable: The Boston Red Sox currently employ David Price as a starting pitcher. Markets represent voluntary associations involving mutually beneficially exchanges of value. HR 676 would create a publicly-financed not-for-profit health care system. Government should build roads, primarily at the State and local levels. Learn it. But, government is not entitled to charge me for more than the amounts necessary to perform those legitimate functions. The only thing you left out is the beneficial effects of market forces including competition. Would YOU allow someone to die in the street for lack of money to pay for care? Aristotle was wrong but he was not “disingenuous.” As for trying to justify American slavery, some sincerely believed the argument and some didn’t. BTW raising your own chickens is an incredibly costly way to get them – whether to eat or to use as money. Do not try to have them enacted into law.” And then we explain why he should not do so. That is why adults stand up and say “Mr. Yes. if you have not paid the tax, the police will not protect you. Who here is opposed to US manufacturing? Otherwise no threat of force would be necessary. A gas tax is a user fee charged to those who use the roads by those who own the roads. Taxation is theft. “They were actually keenly aware of how controversial these claims were. It will add to the economy. They refer to this as “stabilizing the market.”. I get calls regularly from clients who start the conversation with “you know that thing you told me not to do, well I did it, and now I am in trouble. We understand it is human nature that people resist being forced to do things against their will, and to refuse to pay for things they haven’t ordered. The government (we the people) prosecute and a jury of your peers (we the people) decide. And they are never satisfied. Smith breaks up the past one hundred years into five phases and argues that in each phase, compromises were made that failed because they did not meet the fundamental criteria of covering everyone and achieving effective governmental oversight. Unfortunately, I probably won’t get to it until the summer, “If people wanted those things for which taxes are collected, they would pay for them voluntarily, and they wouldn’t be called taxes, and there would be no need for threats.”. A gas tax is always theft. Whether others choose to respect these “rights” depends for the most part on a determination by the potential violator of the personal cost of doing so. Since you attended public schools, I can see why you would think so poorly of other people who graduated from public schools. Choice. Sure. “My point is that, when people invoke natural rights they are stating their assumptions and values, not proving their conclusions.”. so how are we to resolve this inevitable divergence where that which one perceives as a benefit, another sees as an injury? Livestreaming a video of an arrest where a police officer's use of force leads to his arrest. The reality is that most of these guys here spout their hard line ideological positions to the nth degree knowing full well in the comfort of their tax-payer subsidised tenured academic positions that they are sheltered from the negative effects of trade.