A great video summarizing why I think the Singaporean Healthcare system is the best in the world. High praises coming from a French ^^
Why do I say it’s the best?
It’s cheap, it’s pretty much universal, and it achieves some amazingly strong outcomes.
But don’t take my word for it, watch the video:
When I read French news, I can’t help but feel sad. Anyone who believes the government can control the economy hasn’t been paying attention for the last 60 years years. The beauty of the economic world is its ability to adapt. As a result, attempts to control or steer it in meaningful ways are more often than not fruitless. Still, most of my compatriots willingly share in a collective ignorance of this obvious fact. This emperor has no clothes, but he hasn’t realized it yet.
Why should we seek to explain natural things we do not understand with supernatural things we understand even less?
Andre Comte-Sponville’s – L’esprit de l’atheisme
The motley cast of characters opposing gay marriage and other equal-rights legislation are of the same mold as those who claimed that educating women would destroy civilization, that letting women vote would destroy civilization, that permitting inter-racial marriage would destroy civilization, and that allowing women to initiate divorce proceedings would destroy civilization.
Despite all this empty bluster by repressed old white men, civilization has actually become more civilized as each shibboleth falls. Perhaps the repressed old white men should emigrate to Saudi Arabia if they want to return to “the good old days” when minorities of all kinds “knew their place” and would be swiftly killed if ever they had the temerity to “become uppity.” These sad angry repressed old white men will feel right at home in Jeddah.
CA-Oxonian – commenting on The Economist