North Korea – Be Careful What You Ask For

By Doug Newman

(This was originally published on 1/29/11. I updated it on 12/18/11 upon the news of the death of Kim Jong-Il.)

North Korea has single-payer health care, for which many on the left clamor. It also has the world’s most comprehensive most comprehensive national security apparatus, for which many on the right clamor.

Would you want to live there?

Utopia always sounds good, when someone else is on the business end of it.

Aerial photo of the Korean Peninsula at night.

Don’t be so smug and prideful to think that it can’t happen here. Here are 11 ways that America is trending in the North Korean direction.

North Korea, The Dark State – from 60 Minutes.


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About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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1 Response to North Korea – Be Careful What You Ask For

  1. Lisa says:

    Deep tihkning – adds a new dimension to it all.

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