From: EvMick@aol.com Date sent: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 21:13:06 EST To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: The Education Function Send reply to: email@example.com
> In a message dated 12/12/98 4:42:00 PM Central Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > What about as an instrument for preserving our environment (which
> > the private sector has shamelessly trashed), a global problem not
> > amenable to individual or corporate solutions, and guaranteeing
> > basic human righrs for its citizens (which other citizens, and
> > corporations, are, sadly, only too willing to abrogate, violate and/or
> > ignore)?
> I beleive that if you check into it you'll find that you are incorrect in this
> assumption. Generally speaking private property is taken care of by it's
> owners better than "government" property. For illustrations of that look at
> the ruins of the Soviet Union and the damage they did to the enviroment over
> Also strong governments mean abuse of individual rights.
The Soviets are a prime example of MY thesis; they behaved like one big corporation, where their proletariat (labor) basically had no vote, and their commissars (management) had no conscience. Representative participatory democracies are indeed beginning to clean up their act, in response to the expressed will of their electorates, and to help others, like the Soviets, clean up theirs. Joe