Mothra wrote:The GOP not passing Trumpcare is like the most spectacularly humanitarian thing they've ever done.
I'm sure they'll give it another go.
Thad wrote:McConnell is still planning on having a repeal vote, so he hasn't given up entirely. But it doesn't look like it'll even make it to the discussion stage.
Adam Smith believed in free markets: i.e., the right of the individual to make their economic choices without compulsion. He also warned repeatedly against capitalists, going so far as to say they’d be the end of us all with their obsession towards profit. If the only thing you can do is chase after a buck, you don’t have economic liberty: you’re an economic serf in a good suit, someone who believes money is worth trading away freedom.
Salk exercised his freedom in a way that was completely commendable. Shkreli is a capitalist and believes to hell with economic liberty, he’s got his.
I am completely on the side of the Salks, not the Shkrelis. Money is a useful tool but a lousy way to guide one’s life. I am a free-marketer; I am not a capitalist, and I think less of those people who are capitalists.
What has historically worked really well for America?
Free inquiry. Free speech. Free association. Free religion. Free markets. The Rule of Law. Equality under the law. Radically populist checks on government power. Oh, and public libraries!
patito wrote:That's a bad article mongrel.