See, I knew it. Health affects everybody, that was my point. There are plenty of cases before standards were put in place of people getting diseases from trips to dentists and tattoo parlors. I'm sure barber shops, too. I just hadn't heard about it in this country, only China. That's why I used them for an example.
posted on 05/27/2005 2:34:05 PM PDT
(Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
"Health affects everybody, that was my point."
If bigger government made a positive difference in things like regulating the private sector, then I might be inclined to agree with you. However, the one gift from socialist and communist nations around the world to the rest of us is a plain and simple warning of just how poorly government functions for most things compared to the free market.
Perhaps that's why China is beginning to deregulate small areas of the country to allow them to grow as mini-free market areas. Perhaps that's why those areas are booming compared to the rest of China. It's so obvious that government does a poor job of regulating the free market that even communists are waking up to the fact.
posted on 05/27/2005 2:42:10 PM PDT
(Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.)
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