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

From: Miriam English (
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 18:36:48 MDT

At 10:28 AM 29/08/2001 -0400, Dickey, Michael F wrote:
> >From: "Mitchell, Jerry (3337)" <>
> >Im not aware of any place unrestrained capitalism has even been tested.
>"Right. Itsnever been *completely* without restraint. But the early to
>mid 19th Century US comes pretty damn close."
>Right, it came close, but had some *vital* differences. Such as the fact
>the government made it illegal for employees to form unions and protect
>themselves and turned a blind eye to employers heinous acts against union
>formers. This is not moral, not ethical, and not libertarian. It is the
>government jobs to protect the rights of the individual, which includes
>protecting them from employers hiring thugs to kill them. In a true free
>market environment the government makes no restrictions on employers OR
>employees, in the early part of last century, restrictions were in place on
>employees behaviors.

The thing that worries me is that if government is reduced to the point
that many libertarians want, then they risk simply becoming lackeys of
powerful business interests. This would simply result in the situation you
describe above.


         - Miriam

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A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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