While we're at it, let's ask the third world how that strategy has worked out for their workforce and general economic health.
P.s. for those who can't on their own: Sarcasm. MASSIVE SARCASM. Go ahead and take it seriously now.
I honestly don't understand how someone could maintain this "I AM AN ISLAND" mentality and still have even a pretense to economic literacy.
P.s. Pure Libertarian-ism is a lot like Communism... much better on paper.
Ideally, in a non-regulated market, the cost of health services would go down. Realistically, Mr. Trained Doctor who is making six figures wants to continue making six figures, and healthcare remains a bastion of the rich. New players can enter the market much more freely, but as a result they're just-as-if-not-more likely to be Bill with a Hacksaw than an actual, trained Doctor. Gradual change to more accessible and affordable training MIGHT happen over decades, but the nation would have to survive the transition that long and even then it's rather unlikely.
I just honestly don't care if ghettos get walled off and turned into Escape-From-New-York style prisons.
And as I said, I'm a fan of education being publicly funded. That's the real key to avoiding poverty. Everyone can avoid poverty if they're educated properly. What stops people from saving money? They go out and buy smartphones and go out to eat and buy all kinds of stuff they don't need. When adversity comes, they're never ready because they never think it'll come.
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I hate living in this piece of shit state.
Signature Nazi's suck.
I'm going to go ahead and sig that so I can do you the favor of saving you from having to ever post in a thread about poverty or welfare again.
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How often do you meet educated men who are poor as shit?
PS - I like the new sig. Ever been to a ghetto? They probably SHOULD be walled off.
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A medical professional is one of only a few service providers who can end or seriously maim someone's life so handily. There's no "just don't continue to patronize them" for that.
Education is worthy of regulation (including of teachers, I presume) but not medicine? Really? I could understand making a case for making med school less necessary for basic family practice, but not total deregulation, not within a real-world, first-world country framework.