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Sunday, March 28

More George Will Wisdom

In Running On Ideas, Will talks about the problems that beset the American welfare state, a state in which the majority depend on government for health care, retirement, education, or income and yet pay little or no income taxes. The entire article is worth five minutes of your time. However, I wish to draw your attention to one particularly provocative question:
Why has the cost of laser eye surgery fallen 22 percent in four years? For the same reason the cost of cosmetic surgery has been rising more slowly than the inflation rate. These elective procedures are generally paid for by individuals from their own resources.
Americans must reject its paternalistic government and return to the rugged individualism and self-reliance that made us the envy of the world.

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