From: Martin Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Apr 19 2008 - 11:31:57 MDT
This is true. No matter how much you dislike private
property, a free market offers individuals choice.
Government solutions always limit choice not simply
because they inevitably end in monopoly, but because
that monopoly is enforced by state power; meaning
compulsion by force.
--- John K Clark <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 "Stathis Papaioannou"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > Unfettered capitalism does not necessarily
> build human capital.
> And its monolithic government that you want to
> fetter capitalism, with
> nothing to fetter it. Fortunately they will never be
> successful, thank goodness for the black market.
> > If it did what would be the point in taxing
> > people to provide free education and so on?
> Education is never free and the point of government
> schools is to employ
> beaurocrates to administer a system where I pay to
> educate (poorly) your
> children and you pay to educate (poorly) my
> children, even if neither of
> us has children.
> > The point of a public health system is not that
> > it is paid for by taxes but that it efficiently
> > provides excellent health care for all
> > the country's citizens
> The word “public” should never be used in the same
> sentence with the
> words “efficient” and “excellent”. Everyone agrees
> that the public
> schools in Washington DC are dreadful, one of the
> worst in the nation,
> and yet the government spent $25,000 per student per
> year to provide
> that crap. For that amount of money the children of
> the poor could have
> gone to excellent private schools like the elite
> Sidwell Friends school
> where Chelsea Clinton went, instead they end up in
> an expensive
> government snake pit.
> Government has a near monopoly on education but
> capitalism provides the
> cars, that’s why even in the worst slums in the
> country you can find
> many more good cars than good schools.
> John K Clark
> John K Clark
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