Nice going, Tucci. I like your reference to the observations of the great von Mises.
Tucci hits the nail on the head.
It’s how fascist statist things develop, Cronyism and ganster intimidation that creates businesemen and media people who can’t function in a rational manner, due to undue influence by the statist leviathan–as in:
“Why didn’t insurers cite these factors to explain why costs have increased? Because the government has its boot on their throats, and they know if they complain, they will be ruined. That’s why they need to raise rates but can’t talk about their real underlying reasons for doing so.”
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This is where the short-term focus of corporate management in the insurance industry (stretching not long beyond the current fiscal year, if not the next quarterly reports) hampers their response to the cancer of Obozocare. The Cloward-Piven Strategy here is to make the private sector’s provision of health care benefits fiscally impracticable by way of statute and “regulation” such that the popular opposition to single-payer health “insurance” will be worn down and replaced by a willingness to tolerate a complete government takeover of health care and all allied enterprises.
“A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life and death. A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings.”
— Ludwig von Mises