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Comment Re:Perfect Example (Score 1) 294

"Acupuncturists and Chiropractors don't count as "private clinics". If I wanted to see frauds and charlatans, I'd go to a carnival.

Do MRIs count? You could drop a few grand and book yourself one in Alberta for Monday. It's no private operating room, and that province is a bit like a carnival, but they'd certainly approve of your kind of hyperbolic rhetoric there.

Comment Re:Spain of course. (Score 1) 1359

"Having said this, the Conservatives just promised a couple of days ago to start to dismantle the surveillance state that the closet socialists in Labour have built during the last 12 years."

Do you mean their membership in Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists was supposed to be kept a secret?!?

Somebody's really got some explaining to do...

Comment Re:Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac HOLY CRAP (Score 1) 355

From his testimony: "At best, this mixing of private and political incentives creates marketplace confusion; at worst, it leads to a serious misallocation of capital and an increasing risk for American taxpayers."

Isn't this pretty much what every classical liberal, libertarian, or generally right-leaning economist has been saying since the advent of their respective positions? This guy was hardly on to something novel.

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