I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Louis Pasteur didn't do it for the money

Jonathan Cohn has a good article on health care today.
Creative Destruction
The best case against universal health care

Before you get upset what Cohn says is that the "best case against" is full of holes. Go read the entire thing, I can't do it any justice with a few blockquotes but it does point out a major difference in world view between conservatives and progressives. The conservatives believe that no one will do anything unless there is money to be made - a lot of money. There is nothing worth doing unless there is profit to be made. Progressives on the other hand have a world view that many people will do a thing because it's the right thing to do. Helping people is enough. There are certainly dedicated people in the health care business but their profit driven employers have them researching profitable drugs to cure erectile dysfunction instead of disease. Research goes into profitable devices and drugs to cure heart failure rather than into attempts to prevent it.


  1. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Seems historically incorrect to suggest that his life long desire was to become St. Vincent De Paul


  2. Anonymous5:19 PM

    that. His life


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