There is no free market in health care

There is no free market for health care. You cannot craft a free market for health care. Conditions under which people need health care inherently destroy the prerequisites for a market. It is impossible to build a system that will deliver effective health care without recognizing the limitations of unregulated markets.

‘You’re all black now’

Very few African-Americans voted for Donald Trump. However, almost 2 million black voters who supported Obama in 2012 sat out this election. Their non-vote in places like Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee tipped this race toward an American electoral apocalypse. Atlas Shrugged. Minority voters will not continue to carry the burden of keeping this country sane so that affluent white suburbanites can continue their blissful complacency. As Taylor explained of his vote for Trump, “This system will clean itself, or something else will happen.”

Godwin’s President

For the Germans, darkness unleashed took the form of maniacal anti-Semitism and pointless, delusional, self-immolating wars. For the Spanish, their dragon was a fundamentalist Catholic Fascism that devastated basic human rights, strangling the country economically and culturally. While there may be some correlation between these scenarios from country to country and era to era, what happens when a country opens their box of horrors is as particular as each nation.

America’s shadow third party

Poles of partisan alignment have been scrambled by a rare event, something unprecedented in our history. One of those three parties just completed a decades-long shift in its affiliation and it will take time for our system to establish a new equilibrium. This journey toward a redefinition of political parties has no certain endpoint, no roadmap, and no promise of a happy ending.