July 10, 2007

LINKS

Some morning links before I head to the airport:

Mark Steyn: British bomb plot and Michael Moore-style health care

According to a report in the British Medical Journal, white males comprise 43.5 percent of the population but now account for less than a quarter of students at UK medical schools. In other words, being a doctor is no longer an attractive middle-class career proposition. That's quite a monument to six decades of Michael Moore-style socialist health care.

Incidentally, that was the exact same argument I tried to make at our office Christmas party in Germany.

John Stossel: Government is all about force

Government has nothing it hasn't first expropriated from some productive person. In contrast, the private sector whether nonprofit or a greedy business must work through persuasion and consent. No matter how rich Bill Gates gets, he cannot force us to buy his software. Outside government, actions are voluntary, and voluntary is better because it reflects the free judgment of creative, productive people.

And a great Mark Steyn quote from The Corner:

I want to bequeath the wonders of this earth to the next generation, but I worry that my grandchildren will never know the feeling that you've totally demonstrated your tremendous concern and commitment to taking action just by going to a concert and staying until halfway through the George Michael set when he started doing stuff from the new album.

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Comments

have you grokked James Ahearn yet? http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=triangle&id=5464232

Posted by: q at July 11, 2007 04:59 AM

That's really sad...

Posted by: Sarah at July 11, 2007 07:50 AM

I had never read your post about your office Christmas party in Germany but now that I have....I agree! It brought back all sorts of anger I used to have (apparently still do!) about the way some civilians hide out in Germany, make ridiculous amounts of money, secure a ridiculous retirement, and then have the audacity to bad mouth the American government! I saw it many times over and had those same thoughts.

Posted by: nicole at July 12, 2007 07:58 AM