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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Modest Health-Care Proposal

Enough dithering! President Obama says it’s time to act on health care. I agree.
Read the rest of my latest FFF op-ed here.


Kevin Carson said...

I vaguely recall discussion of legislation after 9-11 for concripting healthcare workers in a national emergency. I don't know if it passed or not, but it gave me the horrors.

It's a bit like finding out some member of Parliament had already introduced a bill along the lines of Swift's "Modest Proposal," eh?

Sheldon Richman said...

I just hope no one in power reads this and says, "That's a hell of an idea!"

Jimi G said...

You're a genius, Mr. Swift.

I remember you admonishing me once with those very same words for suggesting a "Dept. of Reputations," as a person can sue another for damage to reputation, and thus there is a monetary inherent in one's reputation whether harmed or not.

I don't mean this as an insult, Sheldon, but no one in power has ever paid attention to you before (if they had, the world would be a far better place), so let's hope the trend continues on this one.

Sheldon Richman said...

No insult taken. Of course you are right.

ursamajor said...

"He wants to force the insurance companies, with taxpayer subsidies if necessary, to insure everyone — healthy or sick, young or old — at the same price."

I heard that he said that smokers could be charged higher rates. Because, you know, most health problems are caused by smokers . . .

Robert Virasin said...

Great Article. I forwarded it to my Doctor friends who support universal healthcare.