Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Quote of the Day: The Magic of Government

Economist Thomas Sowell, commenting in his column today about how he survived for 30 years on a limited income with no health insurance, by paying cash for a broken arm, a broken jaw, a badly injured shoulder, and miscellaneous other medical problems:

"This was all before politicians gave us the idea that the things we could not afford individually we could somehow afford collectively through the magic of government."

MP: Just a thought, but isn't all magic based on illusion, deception, misdirection, and sleight-of-hand?

4 Comments:

At 9/04/2007 1:30 PM, Blogger PresterJohn said...

I'm for this ... screw the social contract! And all that!

Though could it be Sowell's broken jaw was self inflicted by gnawing too hard on some of his own bone mots?

 
At 9/04/2007 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Health insurance" is the first bit of illusion since that isn't actually health care.

 
At 9/05/2007 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for a user pay system! Let us begin the adventure by abolishing public funding for education.

If an employer requires an educated employee, it is fair that the employer pay for that specific employee's education.

 
At 9/05/2007 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would hold up public schools as a model for health care? Oh, right, an idiot product of public schools.

 

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