Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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How to Price a Human Being

e_moon60 explains in great personal and practical detail the harm done by denying health care to people just because they "aren't worth it."  Her essay illustrates the evil that people do to each other by placing a price tag on a person's value as a human being and to society.

Just in case anyone was unclear on my stance:

Having a penis does not make you better than someone with a vagina.
Being married does not make you better than a single person.
Having children does not make you better than childless or childfree people.
Being white does not make you better than anyone darker.
Having money does not make you better than someone without it.
None of these things make you more deserving of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness than any other human being.

And a society that subsists by ranking human beings in terms of their financial value is morally bankrupt, and had ought to be replaced by a culture that is actually worth living in.
Tags: economics, gender studies, politics, reading
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