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bushwacker

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Winning Libertarian Arguments- Socialized Medicine
« on: November 19, 2005, 11:14:51 PM »

I think you all will find this new post on Lewrockwell.com to be of use:

URL: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/molyneux6.html

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For three main reasons, freedom can never be won by arguing for economic efficiency. Such efficiency is always debatable, inevitably rests on technical details obscure to most people, and is one of the topics most subject to government misinformation. In Canada, arguing that a free market will produce lower costs in health care, for instance, always brings the contrary example of the United States, and its high spending on medical costs. Refuting this misleading statistic requires exhaustive levels of detail, which the listener has likely never heard before, and which are easy to dismiss. Arguing that health care was cheaper before the government got involved is also unproductive, since people can easily argue that technology was far less advanced in the past, or that there were fewer old people, or less life-extending procedures and pills. The argument from efficiency is never conclusive, since it requires statistics, a mountain of specialized knowledge, enormous patience – and it can be derailed at any time by false, missing or incomplete information.

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Viper5502002

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Re: Winning Libertarian Arguments- Socialized Medicine
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005, 02:28:49 AM »

bushwacker,

Excelent quote... Keep up the awsome research...

Mike the Conservative from Ohio...
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bushwacker

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Re: Winning Libertarian Arguments- Socialized Medicine
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005, 07:54:21 PM »

Update: The author has recently come out with his follow-up to this, called "The Argument from Morality".

Check it out.
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Tom Morris

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Re: Winning Libertarian Arguments- Socialized Medicine
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005, 07:32:30 PM »

They guy who wrote that has a podcast. I've just subscribed. Cool.
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bushwacker

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Re: Winning Libertarian Arguments- Socialized Medicine
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2005, 06:53:08 AM »

Yeah gotta love podcasts. I'm republishing a few of his articles on my site, pending his go-ahead. I made a few minor format and grammar changes, so I asked him to proof-read it before I made it public.
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