The Free Market Doesn’t Care If You Live or Die
Paul Constant
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You nailed it, Paul!

The free market solution would be to let cigarette smokers, tanning bed users, 7–11 Super Slurpee drinkers, and people who don’t like seat belts pay for their own medical treatments until their resources are exhausted, then dump them in some remote Nevada valley. But if you listen carefully, this is not what people want: they want to be free to act, but also free from any responsibility for their actions. I can sum it up as, “I am free to do what I want, and you are free to do what I want.” I’m free to eat, drink, drive, or smoke myself into oblivion, but you have to pay for my new hips and heart.

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