Nick Kristof asks: “At a time when American life expectancy is lower than Chile’s and falling, why would we compound the problem by taking away people’s health insurance?”*
Thinking that maybe Americans should have universal health care (like everyone else in the industrialized world), Bill Maher has a New Rule: Stop being so afraid of “Capitalism Plus”.
Well worth five minutes. Watch.
*Similarly, at a time when desperate asylum seekers are headed north from troubled countries, why would we cut off aid to those countries and make the desperation worse? At a time when our infrastructure has become dangerous and uncompetitive, why would we cut taxes rather than hire people to revitalize it? At a time when the world needs steady, farsighted — competent — leadership, why would we put our faith in a vulgar demagogue who lies constantly, knows little, fits the clinical definition of narcissistic sociopath, and describes himself as “the king of debt?” But I digress.
Quote of the Day
Very few American investors buy any stock for the sake of something which is going to happen more than six months hence, even though its probability is exceedingly high; and it is out of taking advantage of this psychological peculiarity of theirs that most money is made.~John Maynard Keynes
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