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Exposing Faux CapitalismOn the June 23, 2013 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb on Truth Frequency Radio, I covered the following articles and video:

Dentist’s decision to fire ‘too attractive’ assistant upheld by court

Here is my commentary on my Facebook group post:

Another case of a false frame by the mass media to pit one group against another — in this case women vs. men. The court ruled correctly, but for the wrong reason. The dentist acted legally in dismissing his “attractive” assistant not because there was no gender discrimination, but because an employer has the right to dismiss employees according to the terms of the employment contracts.

There is no right to privacy by Dr. Walter Block

My Facebook commentary:

Interesting perspective by contrarian Dr. Walter Block, whom I have interviewed on my show. He asserts that there is no right to privacy, and that privacy is only a benefit. This is provocative to some, just as the claim that health care isn’t a right, which I agree with, since it’s a market good, but is Dr. Block right about privacy?

Coast To Coast AM – July 13 2013 – The Federal Reserve – C2CAM Radio DisclosureRadio

My Facebook commentary:

Millions of weekly listeners doesn’t mean you’ll hear informed guests. Take last night’s C2C AM guest, Brad Thor, who falsely claimed that the Federal Reserve is no more federal than Federal Express (in ownership, that’s true, but not overall), and he laughably claimed that Canada is a socialist country vis-a-vis the U.S. (at 1h4m), despite the conservative Heritage Foundation ranking Canada as more economically free than the U.S. for the fourth year in a row in 2013. For better quality analysis, tune in to Exposing Faux Capitalism every Sunday from 8 to 10 PM Eastern at TruthFrequencyRadio.com.

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Stefan MolyneuxOn his July 11, 2013 appearance on the Nomad Capitalist Report, Stefan Molyneux revealed (at 4:17 with pause words removed):

This is true in the U.S. in some ways, just as it is in Canada. You have massive and perverse incentives to up the cost of surgeries. And, so for instance, when I got a lump removed from my neck, they gave it a biopsy, and I was originally sent a bill for $4400, for the biopsy. And, through negotiating, I said, “no, no, no, I’m not insured — I pay privately. And they wrote back and they said oh, oh, ok, well then it’s only $400, and we negotiated down from there.

For more on the problems with U.S. government-regulated and funded health care, see my articles:

1) A $1875 Medicare ultrasound bill versus my $100 OHIP bill

2) What Medicare costs: Stephen Lendman’s $1875 ultrasound bill

3) Medicare cost 744% more than forecasted by 1990 — 25 years after its inception in 1965

4) The first step in health care reform: recognizing that health care is not a right

For more on Stefan Molyneux, see my articles:

1) A heated discussion between Stefan Molyneux and Jan Irvin on gold

2) Stefan Molyneux does hate the state, and Walter Block of the Mises Institute, doesn’t

3) The most free societies sow the seeds of their own destruction?

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From lewrockwell.com. Released under the GFDL ...Lew Rockwell regularly features Paul Craig Roberts’ commentary — so long as it fits his anti-state narrative. When it doesn’t, despite being meritorious, it doesn’t get included for very transparent reasons.

No surprise, then, that we don’t find this February 14, 2013 Paul Craig Roberts article, While Left and Right Fights — Power Wins, published by LewRockwell.com in the intervening days.

Here is the reason why Rockwell didn’t include it, since Roberts correctly identifies the fundamental problem being the concentration of power — not its location:

The right is correct that government power is the problem, and the left is correct that private power is the problem. Therefore, whether power is located within the government or private sectors cannot reduce, constrain, or minimize power.

Previously, I wrote the article, Did Lew Rockwell and the Daily Bell influence Michael Snyder to abandon his call for nationalizing the Federal Reserve?

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Stethoscope

On the May 27, 2012 episode of the Progressive Radio Newshour with Stephen Lendman, he revealed what Medicare was billed for his recent 15 to 20-minute ultrasound procedure.

At 13:37, he said:

For this simple procedure, the bill was $1875.

For more on health care, see my article, Medicare cost 744% more than forecasted by 1990, 25 years after its inception in 1965, and, The first step in health care reform: recognizing that health care is not a right.

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On November 21, 2009, I wrote the article, The first step in health care reform: recognizing that health care is not a right, wherein I stated:

How can I be so cruel as to say that? How can anyone be so cruel as to say otherwise?

To say that health care is a right means that you have a right to someone else’s labour. Do others have a right to your labour, or is your labour your own, to use it as you see fit?

What is health care, then, if not a right? Ron Paul tells us — it’s a good, not a right.

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