Why I made a brief sharp negative comment? Because I had little time and saw this text as not deserving more attention. But I wanted to warn readers that this text is a chaotic hodgepodge of thoughts. Someone who liked this text by Mr. Haque, as you are, can see my comment as an arrogance of an ignoramus, or as a signal that the comment’s author knows something that you do not. Instead of doing your homework to find out the truth, you gave this job to me.
I have bad news for you: it is your job to find it out. For example, I read a few texts by Mr. Haque before, and Googled his name. Did you check my other comments, and my texts on related subjects? Did you read at least this my text on Medium: https://medium.com/@hak1010/capitalism-socialism-and-communism-db09ad64b81d?
The mantra of Mr. Haque writings is that capitalism and United States are in crisis, on the way to their demise. I write with the purpose to understand the causes of our problems and finding the possible solutions.
In particular, Mr. Haque brings anecdotal facts to criticize capitalism on the example of health care in the United States. Americans have not trusted capitalists in providing their health care and within the last 60 years or so granted government many powers to control how health care is provided. Government pays 65% of all our health care costs. Combined with regulatory powers, this means that we do not have capitalism at all in the way health care is delivered in the United States. It is pure socialism, working almost exactly the same way as I experienced it myself when living in Poland before the collapse of the Soviet system. All the examples that Mr. Haque brings confirm that in health care socialism does not work. But Americans, especially the young ones prefer socialism, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-06/get-rid-of-capitalism-millennials-are-ready-to-talk-about-it. This is the real problem.