To: the invisib1e hand
I agree with Mises that basically anything done by government can be done more efficiently and more effectively by private enterprise... except possibly wage a military war on another country I suppose.
posted on 01/31/2004 8:50:01 PM PST
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There is more to that argument than 'efficiency.' There is also the issue of propriety
Some things are the moral responsibility of government. Protection of basic liberty and property rights, for example. Protecting the innocent, etc. Protecting the rights of people to protect themselves might be an interesting point just about now.
posted on 01/31/2004 8:55:51 PM PST
by the invisib1e hand
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except possibly wage a military war on another country...
a phenomenon well-noted by many large businesses: the formation of "profit centers" and "cost centers". The workers in the cost centers are still paid well, to perform a service for the profit centers, but are valued by other means than their direct revenue brought to the bottom line.
posted on 02/01/2004 1:57:37 AM PST
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