• Susan Seligson

    Susan Seligson has written for many publications and websites, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Yankee, Outside, Redbook, the Times of London, Salon.com, Radar.com, and Nerve.com. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Grad Student’s Website Makes Political Activism Easy

  1. Health care is a human right… but why? Is it really? I fully disagree with this statement. Certainly would be nice to help others but I don’t see where this is a human right. The concept of human rights is a human construct,and has nothing to do with the laws of nature, otherwise known as the evolutionary principle of natural selection. Health care cost big money, so if someone who fails to work and contribute to these costs are they really deserving of it? This is a fine line in my opinion, and I think hard working people are getting tired of footing the bill for those who don’t contribute that are capable. So that being said, perhaps the answer to this problem lies within reducing costs by eliminating corruption in the healthcare business. When this country can revitalize its moral fabric and shift it away from greed, we will be a lot closer to making America great again. In the meantime we are going to need some new policies. Fingers crossed they get it right this time.

    1. I think you make a decent point here, but I think its a bit strange to make the correlation between hard work and healthcare. Should I not provide CPR to someone who is unemployed or someone I perceive to work less hard than I?. As a so-called, hardworking American, who contributes to our costly and overburdened healthcare system, I think its my responsibility (as an American) to connect affordable healthcare to those far less fortunate and less privileged than I. I don’t think it would just “be nice to help others,” its our responsibility to help others.

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