I love getting bargains on electronics, toys, and household goods as much as anyone, maybe even more than the average bear. But I think this black Friday business has gotten out of hand.
There has been a lot of talk lately about participation trophies, and how they are helping cause the downfall of western civilization. Ok, I may be exaggerating a little bit. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m referring to the awards that are given to kids who participate in sports for the simple act of showing up. Glenn Beck has even called for parents to get together with their kids and destroy such trophies. Now, it would be easy and popular to denounce Glenn Beck. However, I agree with a lot of things he has to say because I am a conservative with conservative views. However, this is one area (there are many more) where we depart.
You can argue whether the current healthcare laws or healthcare crisis as you may call it, may lead to single payer but the question is, should we even want this or any kind of socialized medicine? I’ll make three basic points against socialized medicine. Would it be legal? Do we need it? Is it affordable both in financial and other costs?