Free MRI’s for everyone? How could that work?

A former coworker once told me that he used to work for a medical machine manufacturer and that he believed that everyone should have access to MRI’s.

So I asked him, how is that supposed to work? Do you know how to make MRI machines?

He replied that he didn’t.

So I said that if only some people know how to make MRI machines, and everyone has to have access to MRI machines then those people who know how to make MRI machines would either have to make more MRI machines, even if they don’t want to, or would have to teach others to make MRI machines, even if they don’t want to.

Therefore, no matter how it is implemented, giving everyone gauranteed access to MRI’s results in the use of government force to require that certain people (very smart and talented people, mind you) are doing something regardless of what they want.

How could that not be evil?

So I told him that if he or anyone else wanted to give people access to MRI’s, then the non-evil way to do it is to design your own MRI or buy someone else’s design with your own or charitably raised money, and then give people access to your MRI’s machines. That way, no one has to be forced to do anything that they don’t want to do.

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