Written By: Eric Peters | Posted: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
I wish more people would stop to think about what making any product mandatory will necessarily do its cost - as well as to the "service" provided. If you can't say no, there's little, if any, incentive for the manufacturer/provider to keep costs in line, or please its "customers" - a term that's sickeningly inappropriate when coercion is involved (as is the case today with mandatory car insurance and soon-to-be-mandatory health insurance).
More globally, this is also the simple truth behind the debacle that is government itself. Consider the current dog-and-pony show about federal spending - and taxing:
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