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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

On Tuesday 02 May 2006 13:17, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Matthias Julius wrote:
> > "Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto@familiasanchez.net> writes:
> >>Again, the problem is that the lack of a profit motive hampers
> >> efficiency.
> >
> > Is there no other way to create a motive other than money?
> There are other ways.  Profit, however, is provably the most effective.
>  I mean the Soviets (formerly) and the Cubans (currently) motivate their
> economies with fear.  I think we can safely say it doesn't work as well.

s/Cubans/Chinese.  The Cuban economy is relatively open, the lack of trade is 
imposed by the US.  Not that this slows down Canada, Mexico, the British 
Virgin Islands, Jamaica, etc., or their American tourists.

Paul Johnson
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