2019 and 2020 books are in the
Odds and Ends
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In my opinion, the reason why so many Americans are quick to point out that free healthcare, education etc. isn't free, but paid for through taxes, is that they misunderstand the meaning of the word 'free'. They think we mean 'free of cost', but what we mean is of course 'freely available'.
The further benefits of universal healthcare and education, are of course incidental, though they make good arguments in favour.