Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dallas Buyers' Club: terrific libertarian movie

Dallas Buyers Club Is a Terrific Libertarian Movie - David Boaz, Cato @ Liberty:

November 12, 2013 - "Dallas Buyers Club is a terrific movie with a strong libertarian message about self-help, entrepreneurship, overbearing and even lethal regulation, and social tolerance. Matthew McConaughey, almost unrecognizable after losing 40 pounds, plays Ron Woodroof, a homophobic electrician in 1985 who learns he has AIDS and has 30 days to live.... He turns to the black market ... and beats his original prognosis. As it occurs to him that there are plenty of other people in Dallas who could use these drugs, he sees an opportunity to make some money....

"Soon he’s setting up a “buyers club,” in an attempt to evade FDA regulations on selling illegal or non-approved drugs. He’s got customers – oops, potential members – lining up. He’s on planes to Japan and Amsterdam to get drugs not available in the United States. And at every turn he’s impeded and harassed by the FDA, which insists that people with terminal illnesses just accept their fate. Can’t have them taking drugs that might be dangerous!" 

Read more: http://www.cato.org/blog/dallas-buyers-club-terrific-libertarian-movie




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