Re: The Education Function

Joe E. Dees (
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 15:10:43 -0600

Date sent:      	Tue, 15 Dec 1998 10:37:10 -0800 (PST)
From:           	Michael Scarazzo <>
Subject:        	Re: The Education Function
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> ---"Joe E. Dees" <> wrote:
> > The gap between reality and ideality is a large one. The difference
> > between rational action and the way people and corporations
> > actually act is equally large. BTW, corporations coerce people now,
> > by means of their influence on government (eminent domain to steal
> > your property for a new factory, for example). I'm sure they would
> > only increase the level of such coercion, were they able to apply it
> > directly. Joe
> I disagree that people in groups such as corporations act
> irrationally. The determination depends on your viewpoint. From
> their POV, they are looking out for their best interest: making
> money. Through your own statement, you have concluded that government
> is bad. The corporations are given power by the government, because
> the corporations make money. The government wants money
for nothing.
> Government allows certain corporations to flourish so that those in
> government power gain from it. The government is the influence.
> Without government (or at least as we know it today), those
> corporations who would have tried to use your land
> said they could use would have to compensate you, if you desired, for
> you to move. Today there is no check on government and that is the
> problem. It is not the corporations who are seizing business
> oppotunities.

Wrong yet again. Have you ever heard the phrase "corporate welfare"? It's other meaning is "double citizen taxation." Of course, when taxes ARE assessed corporations, they just raise their prices, and the citizenry pay that way. Either way, mouth or ass, it's the citizen getting shafted and the corporation getting off scot-free (and,

actually, on the other end of the shaft)!                       Joe

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