The United Kingdom has two world-famous institutions traditionally close to its heart, like a pair of old and beloved relatives. The first is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), often referred to as “Auntie.” The second is the National Health Service (NHS), often referred to as “on the brink,” “under increasing pressure,” and “close to collapse.” (more…)
Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)
Then Stoddard describes the Hitler Youth and related organizations. Although there were some positive aspects to them, they also resulted in some regrettable family conflicts over politics stemming from friction with the churches, which didn’t want youths to be diverted into a secular organization. In that regard, making membership in the youth organizations compulsory was an overreach. (On the other hand, if we had an obligatory youth group like that today, then we wouldn’t have a wigger problem.) (more…)
A Promised Land
New York: Random House, 2020
There were stacks and stacks of Barack Obama’s new memoir at the brick-and-mortar bookstore I went to on Black Friday, 2020. I hadn’t been to a brick-and-mortar store for some time. If possible, I go to the library.
America’s Health Fix: Case & Deaton’s Deaths of Despair, Part II
When Purdue Pharmaceutical introduced OxyContin, their marketing for the drug was aggressive, efficient, unscrupulous, and amoral. Resources were poured into advertising; the company spent $200 million on marketing in 2001. Sales grew from $48 million in 1996 to $1.1 billion in 2000, (more…)
English original here
Nasledujúci text sa venuje zdravotníckej reforme v USA známejšej pod názvom „Obamacare“. Ide o kontroverzne vnímanú zmenu, ktorá polarizuje americkú spoločnosť už od prezidentských volieb v roku 2008. Napriek odlišným pomerom v Spojených štátoch, kde bol systém dlhodobo budovaný na súkromnom zdravotnom poistení, môže byť článok podnetný i pre slovenského čitateľa – (more…)
The Stark Truth
Robert Stark Interviews Monetary Reformer Ellen Brown
Apropos of the current consternation about “Obamacare,” we offer this reprint of an earlier article for discussion.
Most productive Americans hate the idea of socialized medicine since they think that they will pay more into it than they will get out of it, and they are right. Americans who take care of their health— (more…)
Slovak translation here
Most productive Americans hate the idea of socialized medicine since they think that they will pay more into it than they will get out of it, and they are right. Americans who take care of their health—i.e., exercise and avoid smoking, junk food, excessive drink, and recreational drugs—should also hate the idea of socialized medicine, since they will be paying for the cancer treatments of chain-smokers, the triple bypasses of lard-asses, (more…)