Roger Ebert on the Social Contract

Roger Ebert on the Social Contract
As I have mentioned before, Roger Ebert blogs about things other than movies. Here, he talks about the Social Contract, and provides an emotional argument for Health Care reform.
The fallacy of the free enterprise argument is that there is a faith that corporations are motivated to bring about the public good. Corporations are motivated to maximize profits for shareholders. That is the primary mission of all corporate executives, and they retain their jobs by placing the bottom line and the stock price above all else.
And I love, in the comments his idea of the “argumentum ad Moorum“–when you drag Michael Moore into an argument, you’ve already lost (sort of like Godwin’s Law)