RE: Paying for Schools (was: SOCIETY: Re: The privatization of pu blic security)

From: Mitchell, Jerry (3337) (
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 12:08:34 MDT

> From: "Mitchell, Jerry (3337)" <>
> > Double the size of
> > the class and you can drop prices dramatically.
> You'd think so, but that's not the way it works in the US,
> where greedy
> coprophages run the system and have no interest in efficiency
> or actual
> education. Double the size of the class and they will demand
> more security,
> more assistants, higher pay, and a larger campus and
> facilities, all of which
> will more than double the cost per student.
> --J. R.

Greedy?! Where are the non-greedy capitalists? I don't have a problem with
people being greedy because I understand that they don't control the market
prices. If some school cost too much for the services they provide, they
would go under. Only HUGE organizations like OPEC can organize competing
companies to collaborate to fix prices. The book "Capitalism the unknown
ideal" by Ayn Rand handles these issues of price fixing and monopolies quite

Also, whats the difference between self-intererest and greed? Every
explanation I've heard went something like "When you have or want TOO much",
as if that could ever be defined (or should be, and by whom). Remember, its
greed driving those supermarkets to drop the price of sugar 10 cents to
undercut their competitors.

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