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  •  Interconnected problems - big money wins again (1+ / 0-)
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    What if we had cost effective, universal health care?

    That alone would make an enormous difference in jobs.

    This is a political issue which takes a commitment to tackle the hard problems of governance. In our current times, this is taken to be impossible.

    Capitalism is the new ideology. The mind has been captured.

    For years I got solace in the statement by the mathematician and philosopher from the last century, Alfred North Whitehead that goes something like this: Mankind is not wholly dumb. I am not sure anymore.

    I am not commenting on the specifics of this solid diary, but overwhelmed with all systems failing at once.

    Chris Hedges calls it a corporate coup d'etat.

    I don't think it is proper, but I am going to link to a comment that I made this morning on The Captive Mind.

    •  I don't know.. (1+ / 0-)
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      that universal health care would affect jobs that much.  There would still be a cost associated with it.. a tax most likely.  And that tax would be partially borne by the employer.. raising the cost of labor.

      •  It will still be cheaper in the end b/c (1+ / 0-)
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        overall healthcare costs would be lower. But it will probably have only a moderate effect on jobs.

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