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Paging Comrade Obama: Kill The Profit Motive And You Kill Modern Medical Advances And Prosperity
ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/5/13 | Donald Joy

Posted on 01/05/2014 3:49:35 PM PST by IChing

Good economic policy accords with human nature. This is why governments and societies which respect capitalism succeed, and those which see capitalism as bad, fail.

Rational self-interest (not greed, which is excessive self-interest) is part of human nature, and it is normal and healthy.

Altruism is healthy, too, and on a higher plane, spiritually, than normal self-interest, but you can’t help another person unless you first have something to help them with–have enough of your own primary needs sufficiently met, in order to be able to donate or exchange any kind of goods (material or intangible) at all; to be able to engage in socially beneficial conduct and relationships. This principle applies to all voluntary human interactions.

It is this fundamental, divine truth to which socialists like Obama and his deluded base seem to be oblivious. Their stubborn, wrong-headed philosophy of attempting forced egalitarianism only results in increasing uniform poverty among a rapidly growing lower class, while the upper crust of government-connected elites enrich themselves more and more obscenely. What’s even worse is that social conduct and relationships suffer in this distorted scheme, too, as fewer people bother to build private charitable networks and mutual-aid societies when government do-gooders rush to sieze more and more revenue from private hands, declaring that all solutions to social ills can be enacted by government force, instead.

Obama and the Democrats’ 2014 catch-phrase and campaign theme is turning out to be, apparently, that of supposedly confronting “income inequality.”

Taken at face value, such an agenda against “income inequality” agenda amounts to nothing less than outright communism. Taken to its logical and historical conclusion, it is a recipe for economic disaster.

It is the same economic approach and regimen which resulted in the prisoner-populations of Cuba, North Korea, and the former Soviet Union, where socialist central-planners jealously forced just about all economic activity under their purview, declaring the profit motive bad, outlawing free enterprise, and pretending to make everyone “equal” in a supposedly classless society which amounted to a nightmare of squashing anyone who might make a peep about offering a different, better idea, product, or policy, and squashing all prosperity in the process, making everyone equally poor except the high-living party elites running the vast prison.

One of the hallmarks of socialism is its hostility toward and targeting for elimination of the “bourgeoisie”–the prosperous middle class, who pose an existential threat to the socialists/statists, in large part due to their relative economic autonomy. The fact that they are mostly capable of self-sufficiency and of running their own lives means they neither need nor want big-government central-planners micromanaging their every decision, and therefore the middle class must be decimated by the likes of Obama–even while Obama and his Democrat fellow-travellers hypocritically, falsely speak of “protecting the middle class,” “fighting for the middle class,” and “growing the middle class” in their cynical ploy to get middle class people to vote for more doomed Democrat policies.

Fortunately, some of the biggest lies of Obama and his party have now been realized by millions to be what they are–outright lies.

What is yet unfortunate is that the socialists have still largely suceeded in convincing so many that it is the profit motive of capitalism which is to blame for the alleged awfulness of income inequality, and the alleged awfulness of various other disparate outcomes upon which envy and class-conflict are based, that they think it is a viable campaign strategy for the upcoming mid-term elections.

And so, it is the same old badmouthing and attempt to eliminate the profit motive, which Obama and his fellow travellers have deployed in their destruction of our health care system–the abject economic horror known as Obamacare.

Yet that same profit motive is what has given modern medicine and pharmacology such marvelous breakthroughs over the last several decades, which is and has been in Obama’s crosshairs all along.

Socialized medicine regimes only barely limp along in other Western, developed economies such as Canada, Sweden, and Great Britain, with just enough marginally-satisfied customers to keep their populations from revolt (not to mention that numerous dead and dying recipients of inferior medical care delivery really can’t make much of a political peep, can they now?) only because the profit motive has still been somewhat alive in America in order to drive the innovations enjoyed by patients in the more socialist countries–countries which ride along on the coattails of our advances and revolutionary medical developments!

It is mainly due to the existence of the remnants of capitalism, and the research, development, and marketing activities of extremely competitive, profit-seeking enterprises (mostly here in the United States and wherever making a profit is still allowed), which have produced the miracle drugs and the space-age, mind-boggling medical technologies enjoyed by citizens throughout not only the developed world, but increasingly throughout the emerging economies and the third-world, even more and more.

Just how, exactly, do the do-gooders propose to do good, anyway, without the goods with which to do? Capitalism supplies the goods. The profit motive provides the primary impetus for production of goods, without which distribution of any kind is utterly out of the question.

It has been shown over and over again that production and innovative development are comparatively stagnant when private interest is not operative. The phenomenon in economics known as “the tragedy of the commons” illustrates this amply, wherever and whenever collectivist do-gooders seek to co-opt or get rid of private incentives.

The next time some deluded cheerleader of socialized medicine tries to point to Germany or Finland or wherever as if they’re some kind of success story, remind them that the real success story is that capitalism has prolonged lives and given people unprecedented standards of living throughout the world, and that without it, there’d be no excess of goodwill nor goods to spread in the first place. Then send them this article. Tell them an ounce of preventative self-interest is worth a pound of stagnant Obama-carcass.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: aca; altruism; capitalism; obama; obamacare; obamalies; socialism

1 posted on 01/05/2014 3:49:35 PM PST by IChing
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To: IChing

Shortening our lives is the desired outcome of the ecowacko lefties who wrote this stuff.

They despair that we have access to antibiotics, sterile surgical suites and heart lung machines. They’d rather we, and our children, just drop dead. The sooner the better!

For Gaia’s sake!


2 posted on 01/05/2014 3:50:40 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: IChing

Guys, guys, guys — that’s the OBJECT of this entire exercise in MALTHUSIAN BULLSHIT!!!


3 posted on 01/05/2014 3:51:57 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: IChing
Obama won't quote lenin....but we can!


4 posted on 01/05/2014 4:24:46 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: IChing

Sad to say, new world order healthcare is not dependent on Zero.

Long after Zero is gone, other politicians will keep pushing for allowing the “industry” to suck more money out of the sheeple by legally requiring that their “product” be purchased. And allow the industry to determine whose live they prolong, whose they cut short, and the methods they employ to do so.

Republicans and Democrats BOTH agree on the new world order agenda.

Imagine the most “conservative” Republican President you can - and new world orders’ Dr. Mengele Medical Industry will be pulling his puppet strings.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 4:34:01 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: IChing

Part of the plan.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 5:36:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: IChing

Well, profit and the profit motive created the modern medical cornucopia, and millions have benefited from it.

However, without the promise to pay without limit and with other peoples money (Medicare) none of it would have happened.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 5:44:01 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: IChing

The author is right. But unfortunately, the results of these policies won’t be seen for awhile. And when the results are seen there will be 20 excuses why we can’t go back to the “old way” of doing things.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 5:49:25 PM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: IChing

Kill the profit motive and you kill Antibiotics. Most other research can be passed off as unneeded because, well, we are so much better off now than in the past that we can afford to stop finding new cures and such, besides new cures are not worth the cost, etc. However antibiotics must be replaced with new antibiotics continually as the pathogens become immune to the extant vaccines. That research, too, will end. Then after a while we are essentially back to Medicine 1910- you get sick you die. Do the elite think that they will keep that research going just for them? How is that?


9 posted on 01/05/2014 6:20:01 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: IChing

Revolt is coming.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 6:58:40 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: IChing

Look for “alternative medicines” to take off.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 6:59:31 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Black Agnes

.....Or so they claim.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 7:00:03 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Gaia is the excuse. The real reason they want us to conserve resources and limit OUR offspring is to save the planet and its resources for THEIR offspring.

They don’t have the testicles to just outright kill us. Yet. The death panels in obamacare are a definite step in that direction though.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 7:03:59 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

One way or another, they will lose.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 7:04:56 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Black Agnes

Please see post number 11. Thank-you.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 7:05:36 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

My question is how many of us lose in the mean time.

Their ‘efforts’ in the 3rd world have already killed millions.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 7:06:15 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: IChing

As long as he punishes YT with his policies, he doesn’t care what else happens.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 7:06:24 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl

Don’t disagree with that statement.

Look for the federal regulation of alternative medicines to take off as well. All the recent anti-vitamin articles are a step in that direction.

I’ve taken Iodoral for over a year. It’s solved a couple of my longstanding ‘female’ health issues outright. Stuff that my OB told me the only fix for was ‘the pill’ or hysterectomy.

But hey, Iodine isn’t patentable.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 7:08:56 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

They are losing all the same by their failures.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 7:09:56 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Black Agnes

Good for you for finding alternate means. Also in regards to the vitamins stuff, I tune out that news stuff.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 7:12:14 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: IChing

But you mean companies won’t spend billions of dollars, people won’t work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week developing miracle drugs out of the goodness of their hearts?


21 posted on 01/06/2014 9:13:17 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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