Date sent: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 16:30:08 -0800 (PST) From: Terry Donaghe <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: The Education Function To: email@example.com Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> ---"Joe E. Dees" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Date sent: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 22:01:42 +0000
> > From: Emmanuel Charpentier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: The Education Function
> > Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > 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.
No, take away governments and all regulations go away; then it's
open season on individual rights and our common ecosystem. Joe
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