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by commonsense
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Just out of curiosity what public things are you dependent on and is there any chance you could go off-grid? Money/finance, defense, health care, education, law, government [in general], communications... As much as people as ourselves like to believe that we are independent, ones personal situatio...
by commonsense
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Right Six
Replies: 66
Views: 1860

Re: The Right Six

Walker wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:56 pm Rigid rules of mathematics enable elegance.
Math illiteracy affects 7 out of 5 people globally.
by commonsense
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

I think insurers and hospital corps are quite happy to benefit from mandate. Individual practitioners are mebbe not so in love with mandates. Insurers and corps have a hand in legislation, so, of course, it benefits them to see you and me and him and her made to pay for stuff we individually may no...
by commonsense
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

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by commonsense
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

So, it seems that the profit motive is a major driver of healthcare such that those who provide healthcare services are happy to be paid either voluntarily or by force. Any agreement there?
by commonsense
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Bastiat really hit the nail on the head when he indicated that humans will seek to fulfill their desires along the path of least resistance with the least amount of pain.
by commonsense
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Sustainable or not, takin' care of one's self and voluntarily helpin' others is the only moral path. Anything else puts makes one into a resource for others, which is immoral . Once upon a time, this used to be quite obviously the the vast majority. When, how, and why did people become so incredibl...
by commonsense
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

I don't see any shortcomings in a prevention-only model. Then you should re-read my previous post. There are many more examples of dire situations where curative medicine is needed. Would you deny surgery for a newborn’s heart defect? What treatment would you allow if any for a live victim of a mas...
by commonsense
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Please clarify for me how spending other people’s money until it runs out relates to the shortcomings of a prevention-only model. I don’t see the connection that you’re proposing. I don't see any shortcomings in a prevention-only model. Then you should re-read my previous post. There are many more ...
by commonsense
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

I agree with much of what you say, but I hasten to point to some shortcomings of a prevention-only approach. Each year there are those who fall ill to influenza, some of whom have availed themselves of a flu shot. When prevention fails, treatment is needed to care for the sick. Every year there are...
by commonsense
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 85
Views: 3385

Re: the profit motive in medicine

The only rational path in health care is to go to a prevention-only model. Otherwise [and very soon] you will be able to spend an unlimited amount of money attempting to keep people alive. Whatever capital society allocates to health services should be invested in preventative/education/support ser...
by commonsense
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Right Six
Replies: 66
Views: 1860

Re: The Right Six

mickthinks wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:46 pm Let's write a six word Haiku:

Uncomprehending
And utterly vacuous,
Walker's gibberish
Good one, yet the OCD in me forces me to suggest “uncomprehensable” instead of “uncomprehending”.
by commonsense
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Reason & Emotion
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: Reason & Emotion

I see your point.

Still I wonder how the feeling of hunger is other than a sensation of hunger.

And is the cold of frostbite a cold emotion? Is frostbite an emotion?

Teach me again, please.
by commonsense
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Reason & Emotion
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: Reason & Emotion

By conveniently including bodily reactions in his definition of one kind of emotion, Robinson is able to readily prove that heart & mind are not in opposition. It has been said that the definition of terms determines the truth value of an argument. Robinson claims there are physical emotions, such ...
by commonsense
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Right Six
Replies: 66
Views: 1860

Re: The Right Six

Walker wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:35 am Less packaging takes concentrated economy further.
Was this a 6-word, one line Haiku?

Try the following:

Are other
Walker
Poetry to ears