The evidence from all OECD countries shows that the private sector is far more bureaucratic and much less efficient than the public sector when it comes to providing health care.
Ten Health Care Myths
Gentlemen from Hooker - and many other places - are quite literally pouring these and many other poisons into your coffee and your kids' juice. They just do it in a more indirect, anonymous, and apparently socially acceptable way.
150 Years of Dirty Water
Letter to the Editor, NOW Magazine:
Phil Paine and Mark M. Tyrrell seem as happy to contradict each other as they are to invent slanders about Noam Chomsky.
Paine claimed (NOW April 25) that "Chomsky actively
supported the genocide in Pol Pot's Cambodian dictatorship."
This having been exposed as an outrageous lie in my letter
of May 2, Tyrrell (NOW May 9) tries his luck by admitting
the allegation was false, then quickly concocting a new and different
fiction, that Chomsky denies the Khmer Rouge atrocities ever happened.
On the first page of the chapter on Cambodia in After
the Cataclysm, the book which Tyrrell refers to but prudently
refrains from quoting, Chomsky and co-author Edward S. Herman write:
"in the case of Cambodia, there is no difficulty in documenting
major atrocities and oppression, primarily from the reports of refugees"
(P. 135). They say, "The record of atrocities in Cambodia is
substantial and often gruesome" (P. 136).
In Manufacturing Consent, in a section headed "The decade of the genocide", they write: "From April 1975 through 1978 Cambodia was subjected to the murderous rule of the Khmer Rouge" (P. 260).
In The Culture of Terrorism, Chomsky says: "In assessing
the crimes of Pol Pot, we rightly count not only those killed outright,
but also the victims of disease, malnutrition, and harsh conditions
of labor" (P. 46).
There are many such passages. Is this what Tyrrell calls denying
that the Khmer Rouge atrocities ever happened?
Chomsky's real "crime", of course, in the eyes of those who vilify him, is that he has repeatedly made the following points:
1) The Cambodian "decade of genocide" began not in 1975
but in 1969, with the U.S. bombing of Cambodia, a war crime resulting
in the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of people, comparable
in scale to the atrocities perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge. The Western
media systematically ignored and suppressed information about what
the U.S. was doing.
2) By contrast, massive publicity was focused on the actions of
the Khmer Rouge, who were an "official enemy". Real evidence
of their crimes was supplemented by fraud and fabrication on a large
3) During the same period the Khmer Rouge were committing their
crimes to a chorus of Western condemnation, Indonesia, a U.S. client
state, was killing hundreds of thousands of East Timorese. The Western
media remained utterly silent.
13 May, 1996
Subject Headings: Cambodia – Chomsky, Noam