Saturday, April 19, 2014

HERE COMES THE ‘DEATH PANEL’!


HERE COMES THE ‘DEATH PANEL’!

An excellent test of whether or not someone does or does not grasp the core Hayekian wisdom is supplied by his or her response to this passage found in yesterday’s New York Times:

“We understand that we doctors should be and are stewards of the larger society as well as of the patient in our examination room,” said Dr. Lowell E. Schnipper, the chairman of a task force on value in cancer care at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

In practical terms, new guidelines being developed by the medical groups could result in doctors choosing one drug over another for cost reasons or even deciding that a particular treatment — at the end of life, for example — is too expensive.

People who truly understand the complexity of reality respond by shaking their heads in disbelief.  They are aghast that anyone thinks that an individual doctor could possess enough knowledge to know how to make all the appropriate tradeoffs implied in Dr. Schnipper’s proclamation.  They are aghast, too, that anyone supposes that an individual doctor could also possess enough concern for countless faceless strangers to be inspired to reliably make these tradeoffs.

Other people – those who either believe in the miraculous powers of good intentions or who do not understand just how enormously complex our society is – respond with warm glows, applauding humanitarians such as Dr. Schnipper for their ‘social consciousness’ or their intelligent, “Progressive” values.

So here’s a question: why would someone object (often in high moral dudgeon) to the allocation of scarce health-care services by prices and market competition but, at the same time, believe it acceptable for scarce health-care services to be allocated by the decisions of individual doctors, each of whom has some image in his or her head of how health-care resources ‘should’ be allocated?  The latter method of allocation is far more arbitrary than the first.  And – if for no reason other than that the fact that throttling market forces leads to the production of fewer and lower-quality health-care services –  the latter method is also more likely than is the first to deny many deserving patients appropriate amounts of health care.


 

Monday, April 07, 2014

More from the other side of truth.

More from the other side of truth.

International capitalism is the insatiate Moloch into whose bloody jaws are thrown millions of fresh human sacrifices. Only socialism can save the people from this bloody chaos...

Only the worldwide proletarian revolution can establish order... Highest idealism in the peoples’ interest, strictest self-discipline, true civic spirit of the masses - these constitute the moral basis of a socialist society... 

In this class struggle for the highest aims of humanity, our motto toward the enemy is: “Hand on throat and knee on the breast.!”

Does any of this communist/socialist claptrap sound familiar?

 

The dirty, little secret is that communism always preaches class warfare and peace is impossible

Referring the Word War I, socialists and communists had these comments.

In times of crisis, illegal forms of organization and propaganda are imperative.

The theory of impoverishment has been buried with contemptuous jeers of the eunuchs of bourgeois professordom and the mandarins of socialist opportunism.

Criminalists are responsible for the war and standing behind them are professors, members of parliament, journalists, social patriots and other political pimps of the bourgeoisie.

Small people ( proletariat) can be assured of a free existence ONLY by their proletariat revolution, which will liberate the productive forces from the constraint of the national sate, unite the peoples in closest economic collaboration on the basis of a common economic plan, and afford even the weakest the opportunity to conduct their national, cultural affairs freely and independently, without the detriment of the unified world economy.

Do these comments make any sense?  Of course, not, but socialists, communists and Utopian social justice reformers propagandize proletarian revolution, equality, anti-Capitalism and anti-imperialism with a few, repeated words and phrases.  No content. Only contradiction. Always ending with unite, unite proletarians for peace!

The dirty, little secret is that communism always preaches class warfare and peace is impossible  under their concentrated power.   

Friday, April 04, 2014

SACRIFICE FOR THE COLLECTIVE AND EVERYONE BECOMES A VICTIM.

THE ‘LEFT’S’ GOAL:
SACRIFICE FOR THE COLLECTIVE AND EVERYONE BECOMES A VICTIM.

RICHARD FERNANDEZ: No Country For Young Men. “The Western Left’s biggest lie is that it represents a movement of the young, but it really represents the very old. Their very concerns are geriatric: Marxism, trash recycling, health and safety, public transportation and gossip.”
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THE POWER OF THE ‘LEFT’ IN PUNISHING ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS TRADITIONAL VALUES.

THE POWER OF THE ‘LEFT’ IN PUNISHING ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS TRADITIONAL VALUES.
“Just $1,000 to Prop 8 now his legacy”
 Intolerable Views or Just Intolerance?

An Internet firestorm forced a prominent Silicon Valley chief executive to step down Thursday. We report that Brendan Eich resigned from Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox web browser, after critics attacked a six-year-old $1,000 donation he made in support of the 2008 California ballot initiative to ban gay marriage, Proposition 8. The record of the donation surfaced on the Internet not long after Mr. Eich, who invented JavaScript and helped start Mozilla, was appointed CEO late last month. "While I disagree with his beliefs @BrendanEich gave us JavaScript and helped build Mozilla & Netscape. Just $1,000 to Prop 8 now his legacy," noted one Twitter observer. In other Silicon Valley news, a brand-new HBO comedy from Mike Judge shows how techies on screen are America's new rags-to-riches fantasy figures.
WALL STREET JOURNAL 4/4/14

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

How debased has our culture become?

   How debased has our culture become? A boy or girl migrates from childhood  to slut or stud, no stopping along the way for a decent interval of learned moral behavior. Our youth liken to S/S troops in America.  Sluts or studs, lost youth, lost innocence - goodness is lost just like proper prior parenting with religious undertones. 
   How does the liberal left continue to win the culture and the vote?  Why can’t decent Americans win the battle against depravity and insanity?  The enemy lies, cheats, steals and bribes - for votes and subsequent dependency. For moral depravity. 
   Any ideas other than prayer for combating our downfall? 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

WHO NEEDS COMMON PEOPLE!

WHO NEEDS COMMON PEOPLE!
Congresswoman attends fundraisers and partisan events where only her supporters can attend, she continues to turn a blind eye to the rest of her constituents. That’s wrong. It has been over 400 days since Congresswoman ****** assumed office.
BEST RESPONSE:
“The people don't pay Rep. Kuster's campaign expenses. Why should they expect any of her precious time and attention? Ms. Kuster is rightfully taking a stand against whiny middle class losers who distract her from the special interest people's interests”.
#KustersLastStand

2ND BEST RESPONSE:1
“Politics is the only growth industry in America. Get into office, raise money and move on.”
Pursang

Monday, March 31, 2014

Out of Poverty: THROUGH Sweatshops

Ben Powell, Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy:

    The very process of industrialization and development, of which sweatshops are part, is ultimately the cure for sweatshops.  As capital accumulates, technology improves, and as workers build skills productivity rises.  As firms compete with each other for the productive workers, total compensation gets bid up.  This process raises wages and improves working conditions, and it occurred in virtually all of the wealthy countries of the world today.

    I have studied sweatshops for the past ten years.  In that time I have become convinced that many well-meaning people advocate actions that are detrimental to the lives of sweatshop workers because they do not understand the economic forces that govern the creation of sweatshops and their alternatives….

    Rather than hold protests that risk cutting the process of development short by destroying sweatshop jobs, activists should instead buy products made in these factories and embrace the forces of economic development that will improve the lives of sweatshop workers.



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Unsilenced Cal

     Unsilenced Cal

Fact: “Moderns find it hard to reconcile the positive aspects of Roman civilization with the gladiators, the wild beasts, and the savage executions.  They were not however a mere aberration. They were fundamental to the culture and to the social system.”
  Opinion: “There is nothing more harmful to one’s character than attendance at some spectacle, because vices more easily creep into your soul while you are being entertained.  When  I return from some spectacle, I am greedier, more aggressive, and more addicted to pleasurable sensations; I am more cruel and inhumane - all because I have been with other  humans!”
  Conclusion: “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also, said Christ, and the converse is also true: by how a society invests its resources you can tell where its real priorities are” ( in Roman times, it was the amphitheater).
  WHAT IS IT TODAY?