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Negatory, they can leave anytime they want.

Posted by: Frenchy on November 15, 1999 at 11:31:43:

In Reply to: Private administration makes people wards of Gates, McD's, Pepsi, Coca-cola posted by Lark on November 10, 1999 at 12:50:14:

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: : : : Private initiatives may not provide 100% solutions, but what does?

: : : Then why are these "Private" initiatives preferable to public ones?

: : Because it doesn't make people wards of the state.

: Private administration makes people wards of Gates, McD's, Pepsi, Coca-cola in the same manner.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Negatory, they can leave anytime they want.

: : Because it doesn't created huge bueracracies whose only functions eventually become to expand their kingdoms employing more bureaucrats.

: The private administrations operate in the exact same fashion.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Definitely Negatory...they have to make a profit, not hijack other people's hard-earned money in the form of taxes.
: : Because it allows people to take responsibility for their lives.

: They wont be able to do that while market oligarchies are ordering them around and defining responsibility as service to them.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$I've never seen an oligarch in nearly thirty years of labor. And if I did, I could always quit.

: : The examples that you provided showing why the private answer will not work is more than easily matched by counter examples of Socialisms failures.

: If you are talking about the publicly owned centralised oligarchic command economy then fine, I hope you will apply the same critic and rational to the privately owned centralised and oligarchic command economy.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Absolutely not! Private citizens do whatever they want to do as long as they don't break the law. Governments on the other hand can only exist at the pleasure of the people (I don't know about third world banana republics where they enjoy caste systems and such).
: : So, neither method is perfect.

: A creative mix might just be.
: : On the whole, I'd say only that the private solution is less imperfect than the Socialist solution.

: Reasons?
: : And perhaps the only solution is that of Mother Teresa's.

: Maybe if voluntary poverty is your thing.

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