Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ringo's Law and the Healthcare System of Doom (Glen Allport)

Glen Allport on how Ringo Starr predicted the health care mess we're in, and further predicts that a government run health care system will make the situation FAR worse:

Paradise Paradigm by Glen AllportSome years ago, noted philosopher Ringo Starr described an important and now-famous discovery: "Everything government touches turns to crap."

That observation clearly deserves elevation in status from the mere "something Ringo said" to the more formal Ringo's Law. Ringo's Law generates accurate predictions and explains events in useful fashion; it is no less scientific than Newton's laws of motion. For example, the Law predicts and explains the problems seen with corporatist healthcare, as found in the United States . The Law also predicts and explains the problems seen with government-run national healthcare, as in England, Australia, Canada, Cuba, and elsewhere. Fortunately, Ringo's Law also points the way to solving those problems by creating a low-cost, efficient, customer-pleasing healthcare industry that is not corrupted, diminished, or made unaffordable by government involvement.

Starr formulated his Law after decades of observing the dynamics of government action in his native England (see, for example, the song Taxman written by Starr's bandmate George Harrison) and in his travels around the world. In 2005, Starr moved to Monte Carlo to escape the crushing tax load in Britain.

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