From: Dick.Gray@bull.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date sent: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 12:49:18 -0700 Subject: Re: The Education Function Send reply to: email@example.com
> Joe won't give up:
> >I dispute the validity of your self-serving definitions.
> They're not my definitions. They're the ones in general use by legal
> scholars and political philosophers.
> >Welfare is an unearned gift from a government to a corporation or
> >under this definition (the proper one), my examples fully apply.
> Now it's the word "gift" that you're distorting. Allowing someone to keep a
> little more of his own property is not a "gift" in my book. But that's just
> my self-serving definition, I guess.
Since when do corporations hold a priori title to to mineral rights or lumber on public land? To grant these to corporations at well below market value because one has greased some politician's palm is graft-inspired welfare and, in fact, theft in my book (and probably in George Boole's Irving Copi's and Willare Van Orman Quine's books,
as well). Joe