Re: The Education Function

Samael (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 19:29:33 -0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Zenarchy <>
To: <> Date: 07 December 1998 18:11
Subject: Re: The Education Function

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Samael <>
>To: <>
>Date: Monday, December 07, 1998 6:45 AM
>Subject: Re: The Education Function
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Terry Donaghe <>
>>To: <>
>>Date: 07 December 1998 14:11
>>Subject: Re: The Education Function
>>>Remember, the free market ALWAYS provides better solutions to problems
>>>than the government.
>>Except for those people too poor to get onto the circuit inthe first
>Government worsens the problem of people too poor to get onto the circuit
>the first place by encouraging them to reproduce at taxpayer expense.

The government's doing that?????? Really?????

> People
>too poor to get onto the circuit in the first place have too much time on
>their hands, and consequently have too many kids, which amplifies the
>problem in the last place.

So educate them. Get them onto the circuit and then let them get on with it.

> The free market provides a better solution by discouraging the very
poorest from having children.

Or at least making sure that those children never get an education, leaving a convenient underclass to do all the dirty work.

>If the free market did *not* always provide better solutions, it would not
>be necessary for governments to maintain military forces to threaten
>violence against any who disagree with government's "solutions"
>haven't solved anything in the whole sad history of the race, but which
>produced monumental problems such as weapons of mass destruction).

Gosh, now there's a slightly one-sided view of things. The free market generally provides the best solution, but government is dead handy for avoid ing things like monopolies, unfair trade, police, armies, contract laws, basic research (although, thankfully the free makret is moving into this area), welfare and (in my case) socialised medicine (which means that if I break a leg I'm not penalised for doing it while broke).

But this isn't a political forum, so I'll leave it there.