Socialism at work.
The NHS was parasitic on centuries of British work ethic and civic spirit.
That’s gone. Socialism destroyed it. Socialism consumes and destroys cultural capital.
It would happen a lot faster here, since we are a nation of hustlers, and not orderly and public-spirited, deferential and humane, like the British were when they started down this road in 1945.
People respond to incentives. Public property is nobody’s property.
The response to this will be a cry for more funding. More money down the rat hole.
And all the supposedly smart people want the USA to go this way. No way. We should be going in the exact opposite direction.
The two most stagnant sectors of our economy are ones the state is most heavily involved in: health care and education. If both were turned into vigorous, capitalistic, competitive, consumer-responsive industries, something we are good at, America would dominate the world in a generation.
(Hat tip: Instapundit)