James Leroy Wilson's blog

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Socialism vs. Regulation

This is my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
To have a public library should not mean we must prohibit private libraries. We can have public schools, but also allow private schools and home schools. We can have federal postal delivery, yet still allow private firms who believe they can do it better to try. If a city runs a bus service, that shouldn't prevent a private company to also run one. The existence of a police force shouldn't preclude private security firms or private gun ownership. Private arbitration and even trials with mutually-agreed-to judges should be allowed, even though we also have federal and state courts.
And if we are to socialize medicine, private care must also be allowed. If people want to pay for additional health care aside from what they've already paid for in taxes, they should be free to do so, and medical professionals should be free to serve them. The private market in health care could then be totally unregulated, because if one doesn't trust it, they can always use the public system.

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