And, why can't private industry fill that very same role? I believe it can!
Without the government! People will do things for a reward, whether
it be financial, good-will, etc. Sometimes, people do things just because they
want to help, to server, to lift others and improve their lives. Those
opportunities are actually taken away by a government that tries to do
everything for everyone. Much individual fulfillment and benefit is lost by this
type of government program. So, this is not only in/unessential, it
has a detrimental impact on on individual fulfillment and contribution.
So far, judging from the paper, the we can live without the EPA, NOAA, FDA, CDC,
you name it. Everything except national parks, it seems. Of course, this is the
sort of short sighted thinking that gets us into messes like we're in now
in the first place. As for private industry being able to do what the CDC does,
why would they? There's a lot more money in medicating an outbreak of
something than there is in preventing or controlling it in the first place. The
private sector, including health insurers, will never have the interests of
humans first. Never.
It is laughably naive to think the private sector would have an interest in
operating something like the CDC. What's the business model? Where are the
profits? Why on earth would any capitalist want anything to do with it? Oh, I forgot. The CDC isn't mentioned in the Constitution. Well,
that's that.... sell it off. Any takers?
Private business has had the last 50 years to eradicate polio if they had wanted
to. The problem with the free market incentive is that you have NO
incentive to cure what you have a treatment for. There's no money for your
cure if nobody has the sickness. The philosophy that private profits
are are only good motivation and only possible answer for everything has already
been debunked. See your history books for plenty of examples.