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Old 11-02-2010, 03:01 PM
Mannish Boy Mannish Boy is offline
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Default Re: Quinquennial Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Originally Posted by operative View Post
Ok at least now we're out of ad-Hitlerum and into something that we can actually work with, although you're essentially making polar opposite arguments--which one do you want to work with, creeping authoritarianism or creeping anarchy???
You're missing my point.

I'm not trying to claim that defunding healthcare would be creeping anarchism, that's patently ridiculous. My point is that it's as patently ridiculous as claiming Obamacare is creeping socialism.

Socialism is a full political and economic programme. It doesn't 'creep' into society by a country moving in the direction of a policy shared by lots of countries, socialist and non-socialist alike.

Originally Posted by operative View Post
4th out of 50 is pretty good, especially when you consider it's streets ahead of the similiarly sized European economies of France and Germany.

My point was that the UK is a very free-market economy while having a very statist healthcare system.
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