… I read one section at the referred site where they talk about the "law of demand" but don't actually say what this mysterious "law" is…
One only has to read http://www.econlib.o...nc/Demand.html'
>four sentences before finding the definition, and the sentence even starts with “The law of demand states…"
Having already been caught pretending to have read and understood something that you have not (twice!), I’m a little surprised you would try it again so soon, and so blatantly.
What counts is that the overall conclusion from all the studies is clearly that private health care comes out clearly worse than public health care.
This might be true, but given your apparently pathological inability to avoid committing academic fraud, who could take your word for it? Will you provide some evidence, or will you be falling back on accusations of unreasonableness and irrationality?
Ooooops... I'm sorry, but I can't take anything from the Fraser Institute, Fox News, etc seriously.
Healthy skepticism is good policy, but dismissing evidence solely because of its source is the equivalent of finding someone guilty by association. I know it’s unlikely that either of us is going to change the other’s mind, but there are other people following this debate, and if they know that you are basing your positions on sources that are pretty much saying what you already believe, they are going to value your arguments accordingly.
No you stated the results of customer satisfaction surveys, which I do not feel is a very objective measure.
Both the http://www.usatoday....alth-poll1.htm'
>ABC News/USA TODAY/Kaiser Family Foundation health care poll and the http://johnrlott.tri...nadasurvey.pdf'
>Harris/Decima TeleVox poll on Canadian health care are far more than customer satisfaction surveys, so I expect others will find their objectivity less unacceptable than you do.
The problem is, you can do w/o a cell phone. Sure, it would suck, but would you sell your house to get one? OTOH if I have cancer, I'll do whatever it takes to get better. That makes medicine a pretty distinct commodity.
There was a time when you could sell your house and still not be able to afford a cell phone, but market forces have driven costs so low that any 14 year old with a newspaper route can now choose between a wide variety of high-quality, inexpensive phones and plans. The only thing preventing similar progress in cancer treatment, health insurance, or swine flu treatment is government intervention that protects suppliers from competition.