“Republicans fought reissuing the Violence Against Women Act.”
Yes. Do you know why? And please just don’t assume that it’s because Republicans support treating women violently. That’s….crazy. Intervention is here:
“And lack of reproductive freedom means a woman is more likely to become a victim of violence.”
That is not an intuitively obvious conclusion. What evidence do you offer of this?
“As you state the wage gap exists in part because of family choices but that in itself is a problem.”
Freedom of choice is a problem?
“The wage gap cannot be fully explained by men going into more lucrative fields.”
Correct. Last peer-reviewed, non-feminist-polluted study I read on this said that the wage gap that remains after normalization is about 2%. That’s not enough to worry about, from a governmental policy standpoint, and hardly something worth holding marches to correct.
“And even if it was that still wouldn’t mean we don’t have a problem. It is a problem that girls historically have not been encouraged to enter into STEM fields.”
I agree with this, but it’s not something government can solve for you.
“I’m not familiar with any country that has successfully had a free market system for health care. Health care decisions are not like others.”
Well, you’re correct that no country runs a completely free market system. That said, the better ones still use free market cost controls in their universal care systems, and successfully. That’s one of the reasons why single payer is a fool’s errand.
And yes, SOME health care decisions are not like others. Probably around 1% are of the imminent nature and do not led themselves to service-shopping. But the rest do.
“They are highly emotional, confusing, and inherently uncertain.”
You just described buying the perfect dress for that special occasion. Many decisions are that way. That’s not a reason to extract them from free market price controls.
“And when people make bad decisions in that marketplace, we all end up paying.”
The solution is to educate the people and provide them tools to assist them in making these decisions, not make the decisions for them.