The Idiocy of Single Payer

With the rising popularity of Medicare-for-All, it wouldn’t be too much of a jump for me to say I’m a contrarian in defending a market based system. At this point, the vast majority of people support Medicare for All – according to a Reuter-Ipsos poll, 85 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Republicans. Yes, that’s right. Over half of America’s primary right wing party, the Republicans, now support a completely public healthcare program. As support grows on both sides, it seems appropriate to show why this is a no-good idea.

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Hispanic Crime Revisited

The debate of Hispanic crime has been going on for the past few decades. We tend to hear a plethora of stories relating to Hispanics being the perps in a lot of crimes and we paint a picture of their crime rates in our head. We do the same for black people and we do the reverse for whites and Asians, seeing a lack of crime and saying “These groups probably don’t commit a lot of crime.” But anecdotes aren’t always great – usually only useful for historical presentation and views of the public. Data is what matters but on Hispanic crime the data leaves a lot to answer. (more…)