Thursday, January 26

Nicaragua: Thousands of public health doctors on strike

This is why government controls are never good for the people or for the poor. The government should reregulate health care in Nicaragua, and let free market forces--the invisible hand--do its job. Centralized economy has historicly been proven to be innefective way to distribute scarce resources. Corrupt bussinesmen and government officials continue to give capitalism a bad name, pushing the underclass to seek out solutions in ignorance through socialism. It's sad.
A Nicaraguan man waits for care at Fernando Velez Paiz hospital in Managua January 24, 2006. Thousands of public health doctors went on strike on Tuesday demanding that the government increase their salaries. A doctor in Nicaragua earns around $300 per month. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas