By Richard Jack Rail
Italy is getting creepily close to the death panels Sarah Palinwarned us aboutin 2008.The idea is that old people be allowed to die so younger people can use the medical resources (ICUs, ventilators, hospital beds) that the oldsters would have taken up.
This strikes me as contradictory.The Left’s Malthusian scarcity thinking should favor the elderly over the youthful.The younger you are, the longer you will be using scarce government services, eating scarce food, drinking scarce water, burning scarce gasoline, using scarce electricity, and extending your already overlarge carbon footprint.
Society saves resources by letting you die young.
Or should that be “by seeing to it that you die young”?You know, the thinking that undergirds abortion.Kill ’em young, and they don’t get to use bennies or otherwise suck up life force, leaving more for the rest of us to gorge on.Older patients will probably…
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