Category Archives: politics

The Great Soda Controversy

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced that he’d like to see limits on the size of soft drinks larger than 16 ounces at movie theaters and restaurants. The idea seems to have a lot of people up in arms, but I don’t think it’s particularly terrible, and I’d like to address some of the objections.
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Healthcare reform

To all the people who find themselves concerned with the health care reform proposals going on now, particularly those who are worried about socialized healthcare, I would like to explain why I don’t think you should be worried. I’m not going to try to debunk some of the hysterical claims about things like “death panels” because they’ve already been debunked in other places. Also, I’m not going to argue that creating a new socialized healthcare system will be better than our current capitalist free-market system. On the contrary, what I’d like to argue is that our current system is already a socialized system and not a free-market system, and therefore it’s nonsensical to worry about “socializing” it.
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