Pain is an essential function that calls attention to a problem; the worse the problem, the worse it hurts. As this pain deepens and becomes more consequential in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, demands for peace and order directed at demonstrators are clearly made in bad faith. The underlying condition must be addressed before it will stop causing pain – without justice, there can be no peace.
Now that the government is dishing out money over a healthcare crisis, the “ounce of prevention” that Medicare For All would provide is looking better and better than the “pound of cure” we’re currently employing. In fact, Nathan Locke notes that a Progressive system would ameliorate a gigantic portion of many other problems we’re having as well.