Why is the Cost so High?

Health care is expensive largely because state laws stifle the very competition that keeps costs down. Many states (Minnesota included) effectively prohibit new entrants for the explicit purpose of protecting the financial interests of existing vendors.

Institute for Justice is a wonderful organization, fighting in the courts for economic freedom. This article is a little bit of good news in a sea of bad.

Freedom and Servitude

Great post on freedom and servitude here:

http://sufficient-reason.tumblr.com/post/26781491317/dear-liberal-heres-why-im-so-hostile

I particularly like this quote:

“If ye love wealth (or security) better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”

As the author of the post says, “Servitude can exist in a free society, but freedom cannot exist in a slave nation.”

The left insists that “rights” can be had without cost, but it’s not true. There can be socialized communes in a free nation, but no “free” enclaves in one that has become socialized.

I concur with the author that collectivizing our society is tantamount to enslaving us, and fighting it is imperative.

Gov Christie just lost my support

Governor Christie of New jersey has been on my list of good governors, but no more.  Apparently he believes that those who suffer misfortune have a right to not only request, but demand that their misfortune be compensated with tax dollars.  Delays in delivering those dollars are some additional misfortune.

Read about his behavior and attitudes here.

No, Gov Christie.  You disgust me.