Thursday, August 01, 2013
Not every problem has a government solution
Apparently the newest Hollywood craze is to have a vitamin IV drip composed of things such as calcium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. These celebrities like to think it's for various health reasons, none of which are valid. Models, musicians, athletes, and actors are dripping their way to imagined beauty and hangover remedy and in the process, scarfing up these rare minerals that premature babies need to stay alive. So many celebrities are doing this now that hospitals are having a difficult time stocking these vitamin-IV's and babies are going without.
The nurses are whining that the government should put a stop to this idiocy. While it is certainly idiotic, it isn't against the law, nor should it be, and the government has no business regulating who can infuse themselves with vitamins. This is a free market problem with a free market remedy. If the demand is high enough for more vitamin drips, the market will provide more....all without government intervention.