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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

"Matthew R. Dempsky" <mrd@alkemio.org> writes:

> I can understand that viewpoint, but I still dislike the premise that 
> they can be provided only be the government itself.  If the government 
> must involve itself, I'd like to see it encouraging competition among 
> providers of these services, rather than siphon away citizen's money to 
> fund one huge provider that has no incentives to be efficient.

I wouldn't want to put private profit interests above a social
system.  The idea is that everyone contributes according to his
abilities and people benefit who need it.  Contributors and
beneficiaries are usually not the same.  How do you do that with a
privatized system?


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