WHY THE BIG WORRYABOUT THE GRADUAL LOSS OF OUR LIBERTIES?
WHAT WE ALL MUST KNOW ABOUT TRUE CAPITALISM AND CREEPING SOCIALISM
DAVID L. WOOD
Copyright © 2009 David L.Wood
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It has been 37 years since I met Dr. David Wood when we both attended a lecture series on the societal problems arising out of the conflicting desires of people for both freedom and security.
The author of that lecture series was Andrew J. Galambos. Professor Galambos posed the issue succinctly as follows: The demand for the state to provide security has been met universally by a supply of state coercion limiting human freedom.
Dave’s first book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I Am Sick? (2001), examined this subject within the context of health care, his chosen profession, where as a physician he witnessed first hand the degradation of the noble profession of medicine. Dave wrote that book to illustrate the deterioration of medical care when the needs of patients and the services of physicians are subordinated to the requirements of so-called “third party payers”– insurance companies and state agencies—whose primary activities and objectives are “administering” health care and controlling its cost, rather than allowing patients and physicians the freedom to contract freely with each other.
In this new book Dave examines a broader topic in the same vein; how and why it is that in the freest country that ever was, the United States of America, the trend has swung so decisively from an emphasis on liberty to an emphasis on security, with a concomitant reduction in the liberty of all.