Warren proves her economic illiteracy; Biden’s anger is evil, not cute; and Trump was playing 4-D chess with his Syria pullout.
(This is a companion post to the No. 25 Bookworm Podcast which I uploaded yesterday. The content is mostly the same, although not identical. It won’t matter much, I think, whether you prefer to read or listen.)
The insanity of childhood gender transitioning. Before I get into the substantive part of this post, I must share with you one of the most on-the-nose political cartoons I’ve seen in a long time. Pat Cross sums up in four panels everything that is completely wrong with Progressive parenting when it comes to gender:
Elizabeth Warren’s socialized medicine claims reveal her historic and economic ignorance. Elizabeth Warren can call it Medi-Care for all but that’s just a euphemism for what she’s really proposing, which is the government takeover of the entire healthcare sector, aka socialized medicine. I’ll get to her refusal to discuss paying for it in a moment. Instead, I want to talk about the practical aspects of a takeover.
The English socialized their medical system in 1948. Back then, medical practice was a doctor’s office that might have a little lab in the back for running basic chemical tests, a local chemist who would mix up medicines that the doctor prescribed, and a local hospital, with an x-ray machine. And that was pretty much it. Co-opting those institutions was not complicated.
Think of the medical marketplace now: Your basic internist’s offices, stand-alone blood labs, stand-alone specialty offices, pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies, medical equipment supply companies and, of course, the insurance companies. Regarding the latter, according to a physician’s Quora answer to the question about the number of people employed in the American health insurance industry, the answer is above 2.5 million. These employees won’t be unwillingly sucked into the government maw; they’ll be out on the street. Surely that’s not good for the American economy. [Read more…]