Libertarian radicalism and health care “slavery”

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May 15, 2011
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Matt Zwolinski  
Posted in Commentary

"However wrongful and coercive universal health care might be, no one’s advocating beating down doctor’s doors and hauling them away, no one’s advocating that they be bought and sold or separated from their families or … well, this is really too obvious, isn’t it? There’s a pretty good case to be made that the military draft was a form of slavery. But not everything of which libertarians disapprove warrants that reproach. As awful as the metaphor may be, though, there’s a good reason that libertarians are attracted to these kinds of arguments." [editor's note: Actually, Belgium conscripted doctors in 1963 when they quite practicing in objection to a new universal health care law - TLK] (05/14/11)  

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