39. R & D Under Freedom vs. Force

The following is my commentary regarding the approach to Research and Development in the fields of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Health-care that Capitalism and Freedom encourage and promote, versus the approach to Research and Development in the fields of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Health-care that Statism and Force encourage and promote.

Research and Development of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Health-care under Capitalism and Freedom

Capitalism and Freedom encourage and promote:

  • Rational, objective science.
  • Rational, objective technology.
  • Rational, objective medicine.
  • Rational, objective health-care.

Capitalism represents complete private, unrestricted, unregulated scientific, technological, and medical research and development.

All science, technology, medicine, and health-care are private, unrestricted, and unregulated under Capitalism.

Capitalism represents, encourages, and promotes the Unrestricted Pursuit for Truth.

Capitalism represents, encourages, and promotes the Unrestricted Competition for the Truth.

Capitalism encourages the adherence to and acceptance of Truth, Facts, Reason, and Reality. Under Capitalism, the government does not interfere with, or restrict, the pursuit of and/or the development of science, technology, medicine, and truth. Nor does the government interfere with, restrict, regulate, mandate, or control scientific, technological, and medical research and development.

Except what might be required for the purposes of national defense and protection by the military of a capitalist country, all scientific, technological, and medical research and development is completely private, unrestricted and unregulated in a true, free society, a society of Capitalism and Freedom. Under Capitalism, the government would not, and cannot, engage in the funding of, financing of, sponsoring of, restricting of, regulation of, mandating of, manipulation of, or control of any and all types of research and development.

VERSUS –

Research and Development of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Health-care under Statism and Force

Statism and Force encourage and promote:

  • Junk science & State controlled science.
  • Junk technology & State controlled technology.
  • Junk medicine & State controlled medicine.
  • State (government) controlled health-care.
  • Pseudo-science and pseudo-medicine.

Statism represents state (government) restricted, regulated, mandated, manipulated, controlled, sponsored, and/or forced scientific, technological, and medical research and development.

Most, if not all, science, technology, medicine, and health-care is State (government) restricted, regulated, mandated, and controlled, from partial-to-total regulation and control.

State Forced Suppression and Avoidance of Truth.

State (government) restricted, mandated, and controlled Search for Truth – or not allowed at all.

Statism encourages the suppression, denial, and rejection of Truth, of Facts, of Reason, of Reality (existing to the extent of statist influence, intervention, and political agenda). The only science, technology, or medicine allowed, provided, and practices – good or bad – is that which keeps the state (government) in power and control, and/or preserves certain statist agenda and policies by the government.

Again, the focus of a statist government is twofold: (1) maintaining political and government force and control over the individual and the economy, and (2) maintaining the statist government’s self-preservation. I think that these are the essential, underlying motivations of its political rulers and supporters: Force-control and political self-preservation – nothing else really matters.

Statism’s, and its supporters’, supposedly “genuine” concern for the welfare of the citizenry is completely, and grossly, misleading and absurd. The basic focus of any form of Statism is the ruling group’s self-reservation and survival, and the preservation of the government’s force and control over the citizenry and the economy. Period.

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