I’ve long been skeptical of the idea that the federal government could create an efficient and affordable consumer marketplace for healthcare, a notoriously complicated and expansive system that touches many industries. Recent developments, I said, had confirmed some of my suspicions.
“You're absolutely correct that you and I will never agree on this,” she said.
She admitted favoring Soviet-style central planning because, in her words, she trusts the government more than greedy corporations.
Kortney is a bright woman whom I respect. But her thinking seemed irrational to me.
It brought to mind a recent post Jeffrey Tucker shared on his Facebook page regarding a new TV show called Incorporated. The show, produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, takes place in a dystopian future in which governments have collapsed (because climate change) and corporations now run the world.
In light of this, it seems irrational to me that people would fear corporations, which seek to create and sell desirable products and services, more than governments, which can exert direct power over people (both deadly and petty).
By: Jon Miltimore
Jonathan Miltimore is a senior editor at Intellectual Takeout.
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