I was just about to bring that up but declined.<quoted text>
I like the idea of a health care system where doctors can get rich. It encourages talented people to become doctors.
You're right. They entire concept of capitalism works on the profit motive with 'motivation' being the central operative word here. What is the most efficacious method to motivate people to work for the benefit of society? Adam Smith was right - greed, within limits.
Top Down methods have been tried since forever and have failed. Ordered economies and 5-year Plans don't make it.
Appealing to an individual's ideology, conscience, patriotism, altruism don't work either. Marxism failed there. too. Their philosophy of us all being equal with some being more equal than others has been exposed repeatedly through the ages.
Profit is not a bad word regardless of the stupid mantras of Magic Negro and Dennis Kucinich. "You didn't build that!" kills the American Dream while the author of that ignorant rant goes on to profit from his image - the one he created..
If a doctor can make a good living while pursuing what they like doing, they will fill the Medical Schools and help to heal.
Imagine a Central Government ordering Steven Spielberg to produce appealing movies or some Rock Band to find the optimum cultural hot spot while doing it for a fixed price set by government committee.
Profit means a million different things to millions of different people. For Magic Negro Boy to denigrate the profit motive as some sort of generic human failure is a Marxist slap across every American's face.
Dreams From My Marxist C*ckhound Father is fast becoming America's Nightmare.