Re: The Education Function

Terry Donaghe (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 16:30:08 -0800 (PST)

---"Joe E. Dees" <> wrote:
> Date sent: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 22:01:42 +0000
> From: Emmanuel Charpentier <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: The Education Function
> Send reply to:
> > Terry Donaghe wrote:
> > >
> > > I further posit that there are no services "inappropriate or
> > > impossible" for the private market to provide. Please list
> >
> > I think the difference capitalism/socialism is about
> > competition/cooperation. And there might be times when nationwide
> > cooperation is necessary. War time? Fight against disease? Talks
> > other groups of people?
> >
> > So, I go for a government that would primarily have two
> > responsibilities: defense and diplomacy. Or do you think enterprises
> > could manage that too???
> >
> > Manu.
> >
> 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
> ignore)?

Corporations and individuals who pollute the environment are aided by government regulations which do not require the polluter to pay full reparation for damage to property. Our weak property laws allow corporations to get away with all kinds of horrible things. Corporations are fined for polluting, and the fine is usually much less than the cost of cleaning it up which goes to either the property owner or tax payers.

With government out of the way, people are free to ensure that their own property is protected by subscribing to private security services. Disputes are settled by 3rd party arbiters.

In general, corporations take advantage of loopholes provided by government. Take away government and the loopholes go away.

Terry Donaghe:
Individual, Anarcho-Capitalist, Environmentalist, Transhumanist, Mensan

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