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Health Care: No, the State Doesn't Know Best

Dan107 Wrote: May 17, 2012 11:31 AM
It doesn't matter if Obama personally invested. His payback was the kickbacks to his campaign from the campaign bundlers who did invest. This quid pro quo deal is actionable and is an impeachable offense.

PRICES WERE OUT OF CONTROL at the end of 3rd-century Rome, and the Emperor Diocletian was determined to rein them in. In AD 301 he issued his famous Edict on Prices, a complex piece of legislation that banned speculation and established price ceilings for a wide range of goods and services. But the ambitious law failed. Though violators could be punished with death, inflation and speculation persisted. Goods were hoarded, or sold on the black market. The economic crisis worsened. Eventually the law was abandoned. Like countless rulers before and since, Diocletian discovered the hard way that...