Well that’s my issue with a pure-greed-based system: It *depends* upon moral people picking up the lack.

Well that’s my issue with a pure-greed-based system: It *depends* upon moral people picking up the lack.

That’s a flaw in a system, akin to depending on vultures showing up to remove dead carcasses from the road: There might be no vultures around and you end up with a stinking mess that just rots.

[we have lots of vultures here I live. One time I was laying on a hammock and I watched about 15 of them slowly circling around getting closer and lower in a downward spiral and I was like, “GUYS I’M NOT DEAD YET!”]

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That’d be fine – and when you *really* stop and think bout it Tristin, that’ *basically* what America’s healthcare system has always been. [even the Affordable Care Act experiment, which never really got off the ground, is just a variation on an old theme, as nearly everything remains just as privatized as before].

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Privatizing everything is another way of saying, “The State will take care of it”, as the State is deciding to only let the market run things.

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The State doesn’t lose their responsibility by delegating to the market because the State is still above the Market and can always change it. It’s just delegation of a task.

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That’s the mythology of Economics 101 thinking Tristin. Not how things actually work because humans are involved.

 

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I worked for a big pharmaceutical company for a few years. That doesn’t make me an expert. But they were skirting regulations with ease and agility because those regulations *don’t* ever get in the way UNLESS someone does a lawsuit and even then, it gets pushed out for lawyers to handle, which they do and then it’s done. Regulations don’t strangle business. They create a few jobs for a few lawyers and a few paper shufflers, adding warning labels to medicines [that’s like ONE employee whose job is to write words on a label and another employee to tell them what words to write] and such.

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change the word “regulation” to “consumer protection” and it gives a better idea of their whole purpose.

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that said, yes, there’s redundancy a lot of contradictions in laws. Look at law enforcement: It’s likely that *right now* you and I are _probably_ commiting *some* punishable crime that could land us in prison without even knowing it.

*That’s* a problem. But It’s a different sphere than business regulations.

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PS – thank you for the expressive reactions: I just noticed them when going through notifications – and as always I *really* appreciate our back-and-forths like this as it helps me clarify how I think about things. [I don’t always know what I think until challenged and your perspective on certain issues is just shifted enough different from mine to present a multi-faceted challenge that is far from easy.

 

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