save us from socialised medicine

Among its other magical qualities, the free market eliminates the need for travel — you can find world class deprivation in the midst of the richest society the world has ever known. Via Balloon Juice, we learn of a US scheme called the Remote Area Medical program. It was originally designed to provide basic medical care to villages in the Amazon. Today, however, more than half of its resources go to serving Americans within America.

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Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland.

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  1. The market can work miracles
    Against our very wishes
    Turn food for 50,000
    Into paltry loaves and fishes
    Turn the finest wine to water
    Make surgical the foulest slaughter
    So cheer up now and sell your daughter
    History has ended

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