Scott’s Story and the Election

This is a sad story, but I like the sentiment o...

Published Oct 18, 2012 in Politics

This is a sad story, but I like the sentiment of this op-ed.

To err is human, but so is to forgive. Living in a community means being interconnected in myriad ways — including by empathy. To feel undiminished by the deaths of those around us isn’t heroic Ayn Rand individualism. It’s sociopathic. Compassion isn’t a sign of weakness, but of civilization.

My second argument is that if you object to Obamacare because you don’t want to pay Scott’s medical bills, you’re a sucker. You’re already paying those bills. Because Scott wasn’t insured and didn’t get basic preventive care, he accumulated $550,000 in bills at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center, which treated him as a charity case. We’re all paying for that.

The Struggle

Great post from Ben Horowitz on what it's like ...

Published Oct 17, 2012 in Startups, NoEmbed