Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
"Roberto C. Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I would *certainly* want to put private profit interest above a social
> system. Know why? There is no stronger motivator in business than
> profit. Please look at the quality and level of service of monopoly
> phone carrier ISPs (bellsouth, sbc, etc) compared to the indenepdents
> (SpeakEasy sticks out in my mind). SpeakEasy is *cheaper* and has
> service that is light years ahead the monopoly carriers.
I don't see how a profit oriented business could be social. How would
you enable people from the lower end of society to get their children
> What you are saying is that if the government controlled everything, we
> would be better off. That might work someplace like the Star Trex: TNG
> universe, but places like Cuba and the USSR have shown what that would
> really be like.
No, I don't want the government to control everything. I want it to
control natural monopolies like the road system. And I want it to
ensure that nobody is left out and everyone has the basics to survive
and to get a chance in live.