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The difference between “Health Insurance” and “Health Care” and why it matters

Is health care an entitlement, or a right? Well, first we have to determine what we mean by “health care.” Most proponents of the ACA (or some equivalent legislation) assume it to mean “affordable health insurance,” and further assume “health … Continue reading

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Libertarianism and Morality: What a Hornet’s Nest is the NFL

Jason Sorens on Pileus commented on “a nice, thoughtful piece” about the morality of watching football by Stephanie Slade on Reason (Is Watching Football Unethical?) An interesting point Stephanie makes in her “prostitution” analogy is: ” But we aren’t required … Continue reading

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The Menagerie, the Cage

I just happened across the Star Trek episode “The Menagerie” the other day. That’s the one where they recycled the original Star Trek pilot into a scenario where Spock actually mutinies in order to get his former captain, Christopher Pike, … Continue reading

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“For pain and suffering. . .”

( Lt. John Pike of the UC) ” was just awarded $38,000 in workers’ compensation by the state university for the pain and suffering that he endured as a result of the experience. . . ” (http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/10/24/pepper-spraying-occupy-cop-awarded-38-000-for-psychiatric-inju/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D396142) Not a terribly unique … Continue reading

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