Friday, March 14, 2008

A Distaste for Monopolies

This was sent in from a Paulite in Wisconsin. Good stuff about his displeasure for all types of monopolies. - Allan

I just got a copy of Michael Moore's SICKO. I have the ultimate love/hate relationship with Michael Moore. He is one of the finest film makers working today and an excellent socialist propagandist. Again he shows the worst of the american system with truth and sincerity indicating that 18,000 people die each year because insurance companies won't pay their claims ( I love him). Then he shows the best of the socialist systems Canada, Britain and Cuba providing "free" primary and preventative care and neglects to point out that those systems regularly deny life saving care to their chronically ill citizens. I am against all forms of monopoly whether capitalist or socialist.

I am most bothered by the fact that Moore failed to address that food is the foundation of any good health care system, and that we must stop using licensing "laws" to prevent alternative practitioners from spreading good ideas by working with people who want to work with them, and that true not for profit insurance associations are outlawed in america ( don't get me started on the fact that most of the so called not for profit organizations in america are engaging in monopoly capitalism).

OK , I am calming down now.

I was looking up some of the books Moore recommends, and found that the companion list was very interesting. Here it is:

Has anyone read "The Smart Mom's guide to staying Home" or "Strapped: Why America's 20 and 30 year olds Cant Get Ahead"? What do you think?


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