Last week Bill Maher wrote a “New Rule” piece for the Huffington Post. The New Rule this time around? Not everything in America needs to make a profit.

Maher argues that “The United States always defined capitalism, but it didn’t used to define us,” and cites prisons, war, and health care as “services and institutions [once considered] so vital to our nation that they were exempt from market pressures.”

Maher concludes this way: “And if medicine is for profit, and war, and the news, and the penal system, my question is: what’s wrong with firemen? Why don’t they charge? They must be commies. Oh my God! That explains the red trucks!”

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David Doody is the founding editor of InDigest Magazine and the Blog Editor at Guernica.

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