Here is a fun bit of history from John J. Reilly: We should remember that the USSR was not a welfare state, no more than an army is a welfare state. Social provision in the USSR was supposed to be universal, but this was not usually accomplished directly by state
John J. Reilly was a long-time advocate of a single-payer healthcare system in the United States. His view was predicated upon healthcare being a public good, not a public right, and frankly acknowledging that it is a system of transfer payments from the young and healthy to the unwell. However,
The Disney adaption of Big Hero 6 [Amazon link] did in fact feature protean microbots, but also did not use that term. There is a bit of meat here on John J. Reilly’s idea for turning American healthcare into a public utility. Not a right, but a public good.
Lots of items of interest in this blog post from John J. Reilly, but addressed very briefly. * The interaction between SETI and the transhumanism latent [well, latent in 2008] in libertarianism * Old man shakes fist at cloud, I mean John complains about the depth of a liberal education that cannot
Back to our regularly scheduled program. This in an interesting post, and one of a thread of arguments on healthcare that strongly influenced me. The occasion was John commenting on a plank in Hilary Clinton’s presidential platform that is very much like what the Affordable Care Act turned out
I read a lot of David Warren, because John read him. Much like John, David later came to regret some of his enthusiasm for the Iraq War, and retreated to a life of prayer and contemplation, much like Benedict XVI. Warren’s quote here reminds me of my youth, when
John Reilly had a minor sideline in Fortean phenomena, named after Charles Fort, strange and uncanny events sometimes described as being outside of what science can explain, but often better seen as low frequency events that are difficult to describe. In that vein, the recent juvenile humpback whale found in