You can be a prescriptivist if you want, but if you do, don’t venture near any university linguistics departments. The things that they do to prescriptivists would make the Spanish Inquisition blush.
If it prevents Leftists from hijacking something that works (shared social services supported by taxes) and pretending its the same thing as something that doesn’t work (socialism) it’s neither here nor there.
I’m providing a public service. :-)
Of course, their health care is just as good as American health care and costs them half as much per person.
Depends on the type of care. Public health, they do very well. Critical care…..still lots of areas the US is superior, primarily cancer care.
But, that’s another topic. They get those economies by rationing some types of expensive end of life care (EOL care is where most of the $$$ is, after all) and you pay your doctors upper middle class wages only (my nephew is a MD in Sweden, and he hopes to get upper middle class wages some day), and your other medical professional (nurses, med techs, etc) live like paupers.
Try that here, and of course you’d have lots of our best and brightest leaving the profession, replaced by people other than “best and brightest.”
European tax policy isn’t in thrall of the wealthy and the corporate interests as is the case in the USA.
Interesting theory. Pharmaceuticals aside, how does that work, exactly, considering that the US has the most progressive tax system in the world?