10 05 2017 06:05 | #1 /brokencapitalism
They will get there eventually, even if they take 2 steps forward (ACA) and one step back (Trump) but from the UK (or any other other developed country for that matter) it is frustrating watching America catching up, but tripping over itself. It's sad.
All developed governments provide basics for their citizens:
- freedom without prejudice (policing, judiciary, military)
- universal education
- healthcare - if you get sick they fix you
America - you will eventually have a government funded system because the natural, moral progression of a society is to help people with ill health, but it is also cheaper. Republicanism may principally be about helping oneself over other "less deserving" people - but as the various Trump-supporters-with-illnesses articles show, that's only until Rs are themselves sick.