- Buzzfeed opinionist opines that in light of the terror attack in NYC last week, we should ban automobiles. (Also, she says a friend of hers died when struck by a car. It gave her sadfeels, so cars should be banned.) This is a lot like gun control; a terrorist illegal used something as a weapon to kill innocent people, so all of the law-abiding people who have never used their cars as murder weapons should be denied the freedom to own them. Not to mention, the same truck that probably had been rented hundreds of times before by people who did not use it to kill people. Which suggests that it isn’t trucks that should be banned.
- Modern architecture is aggressively hideous. And it’s hideous for the same reasons progressive Government is aggressively authoritarian and Progressive social mores are aggressively obnoxious. As with all things progressive, an inbred and deeply incestuous group of people who fancy themselves “elites” express their contempt for all thing good and decent by replacing them with hideous dysfunctional forms. Modern progressive architects hate beauty, they consider it bourgeois. So, instead of the grand edifices of the past, they are designing and building lumps of crap that all normal people hate, and then handing out awards to each other for breaking down social norms.
- The Government is stepping into the practice of medicine and doing what Government usually does when it sticks its jackboots into areas it has no business being in. Under a law passed in 2015, Government will now financially reward some doctors and penalize others according to a set of metrics known as Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). One metric will be the percentages of patients that get better after treatment. In order to game the system, some doctors are refusing to treat seriously ill patients because they will penalized if the patients don’t get better. There is also this.
“The cost category, formerly known as Resource Use, is beyond worrisome. The sample grade chart itself shows that physicians who spend the most on their patients get 0 to 2 points while those that spend the least get 8 to 10 points. In other words, doctors get more money for withholding care and resources from patients and are penalized for delivering care.”
Were it up to me, Government would just keep its greedy hands out of health care entirely; let doctors and patients make decision without intervening layers of bureaucrats. But then, I’m a crazed radical, don’tcha know.