Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Peasoup, Libertarians and Universal Health Care

David Shoemaker over at Peasoup is carrying out an interesting discussion of why libertarians resist universal health care.

In particular he is arguing that Libertarians should support a universal health care system on the same grounds that they support armies and police services. In particular he queries whether it is sound to make a distinction between protecting us from harms that are caused by agents and those which are caused by nature. Its a thread worth a read.