Friday, July 31, 2009

Is There a 'Right' to Health Care?

7/31/09. A retired British psychiatrist who spent his career as a physician treating patients in prisons says beware when health care becomes a right.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203517304574306170677645070.html

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Jail Inferno

7/27/09. A descent into the bowels of the modern prison --- chaos, delusions, disorganization, violence...and the discipline required to run such institutions.

http://www.city-journal.org/2009/19_3_jails.html

Monday Quotations

7/27/09.

Capitalism undoubtedly has certain boils and blotches upon it, but has it as many as government? Has it as many as marriage? Has it as many as religion? I doubt it. It is the only basic institution of modern man that shows any genuine health and vigor.

--- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)


A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.

--- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

BIG GOVERNMENT MEDICINE

7/23/09. Is BIG GOVERNMENT MEDICINE the cure for our health care woes? Don't ask many Canadian and British doctors and patients what they know.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/07/23/big_government_medicine_97588.html