Re: Paying for Schools (was: SOCIETY: Re: The privatization of public security)

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 15:34:48 MDT

From: "Dickey, Michael F" <>
This is same argument that is always made
> against new products 'Why make them, only the rich will get them' At one
> point in time Automobiles, let alone choices in them, were confined to the
> rich. Electricity was confined to the rich. Running water, waste
> management, heat, etc. etc. etc were ALL, at one time, confined to the
> rich. Competition and capitalism has brought ALL of these things within the
> realm of the average person. You are basically saying 'Why privatize
> schools, only the rich will benefit' this is completely and totally untrue.
> Capitalism and competition by definition will make higher quality products
> and services more available at continually decreasing prices. Capitalism is
> the natural selection of goods and services.

I entirely agree, and thank you for pointing that out. In contrast to
capitalism, one might consider the educational benefits of socialism,
especially famous socialist teachers such as Stalin, who taught 30,000,000
people how to die, or National Socialist Adolph Hitler who graduated tens of
millions in his special education classes. Then there was the Maoist brand of
socialist education that taught many more millions of students how to starve
to death..

Responsible and intelligent people should always remember the lessons that
socialism teaches.

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