Friday, July 30, 2010

Brook: "You Are Not Your Neighbor's Health Care Provider"

The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights now has the full video of Yaron Brook's lecture, "You Are Not Your Neighbor's Health Care Provider":
This talk by Yaron Brook was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania on May 11, 2010 as part of the ARC Speaker Series.

Despite overwhelming evidence that government intervention wrecks health care, government control over American medicine keeps growing. Why?

Because, Dr. Brook argues, virtually everyone today believes that a person’s need morally entitles him to have it fulfilled at others’ expense. This morality of need is at the root of every government health care entitlement, from Medicaid to ObamaCare .

In this provocative talk, Dr. Brook attacks the morality of need , and proposes a revolutionary alternative: the moral right of each individual to live for his own sake, taking responsibility for his own life and needs—including his health care needs—on a free market.
Watch the talk here.