Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
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Typo on the image. States "Garvel." Should be "Varvel." Just thought you'd want to know.
Thanks, it's fixed now.
Regarding the cartoon on universal health care consider this Ramirez cartoon...
Ramirez is the best, period.But this is funny, too.
I want conservatives to be intellectually honest. If you think private health care is so great than I think conservative politicians should come out for getting rid of Medicare. Medicare is essentially socialized medicine for people over 65. So, if socialized medicine is so horrible then people will want to get rid of it and move into the wonderful private health care system.Of course, no politician will actually come out and do this, because I don't think anybody wants to see 70 year old people riot.
"But this is funny, too."...OUCH!"If you think private health care is so great than I think conservative politicians should come out for getting rid of Medicare"...Absolutely!"So, if socialized medicine is so horrible then people will want to get rid of it and move into the wonderful private health care system"...Not when old people know that the federal government is willing to rip of the productive in order to pander to this voting block..."because I don't think anybody wants to see 70 year old people riot"...Are you kidding me?!?!Old people rioting could make a fortune on pay per view television...
Not when old people know that the federal government is willing to rip of the productive in order to pander to this voting block... 1,I know I have gotten into this with you before, but I can make the following argument:When providing fire protection services, the government is ripping off the productive in order to pander to a voting block. I can make the argument that when providing fire protection we are encouraging people not to care about fire safety in their house.I can make the argument that privatized fire protection services would be better than government provided service.The second is false, no one is running around their houses with blowtorches just because they know the fire department will "bail them out".The first and last one might be true, but we as a society have determined that we are willing to share in the burden of protecting people's houses from fires because we are not comfortable in having someone burn alive in their house just because they are broke and don't have enough money to call their private fire protection service.Governments have no constitutional obligation to provide fire protection services and for all intents and purposes fire departments are equal to entitlement programs, bailouts, socialism and whatever other word is popular to use in order to demonize government programs.
mach you keep insisting on missing the point don't you?"When providing fire protection services, the government is ripping off the productive in order to pander to a voting block"...Now YOU want the FEDERAL government to be involved in local fire fighting?!?!What part of the Constitution mandated FEDERAL intervention in medicine, retirement programs and all the rest of their socialist, nanny state programs?
1,So, what does this imply. That you are OK with state and local provided subsidized healthcare. You just don't want this done at the federal level?
"So, what does this imply. That you are OK with state and local provided subsidized healthcare"...Now you're getting it mach, yes the state's citizens should be the ones making the call via the ballot box instead of having it foisted off on them by the federal government..."You just don't want this done at the federal level?"...Exactly right sir!You want to take a good look at government subsidized healthcare in this country?Go visit a V.A. hospital...Even though the V.A. hospitals are staffed by many very professional, eminently capable and caring people in all facets of healthcare racket its NOT any sane person's first choice for healthcare...
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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