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Old 04-11-2006, 07:25 PM   #31
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Default Re: Stop and smell the coffee my Libertarian friend

Erm. . .not always. The Bush administration is BIG on everything running like a business (because we all know how good Bush was at business). I've seen a number of government programs positively ruined by a private industry model. Would you like something like public health to be run like a business? Remember Enron? Everyone just assumes that everything that is bureaucratic is necessarily dysfunctional, which is not always the case. People simply don't like the government because the government compels people to do things and not to do others. Business, on the other hand, does not. Such is the nature of the beasts. However, if one examined government and business open-eyed and even-handedly, I believe it would become self-evident that there are as many (if not more) poorly-run businesses than there are poorly run government institutions. People would like big machines to be efficient and responsive, but the fact of the matter is, anything huge doesn't stop or turn on a dime, whether it be the QE II, a, Electra Glide, or an institution. Ever chair a committee?



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Old 04-11-2006, 08:02 PM   #32
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The main difference in a free market economy between choosing a business to do a task and having a government bureaucracy do it, is it is MUCH easier to change a

to a different business if you are unhappy with the job performance that it is to change a government or itÂ’s laws and dismantle said government bureaucracy.

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Old 04-11-2006, 08:04 PM   #33
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BTW poorly run businesses by their very nature go out of business. Unlike the government.
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:08 PM   #34
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Whoa, whoa there, but isn't colorado a red state with the red staters and the all the red stating by said inhabitatnts? I got my undergrad degree in colorado, but that edumacation must be worth sweet FA now since you say so.

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Old 04-11-2006, 09:55 PM   #35
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barely red.. if you remember.... where did you go to school?

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Old 04-11-2006, 09:58 PM   #36
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But who plays cop in your Libertarian Utopia? Government has to prosecute the guilty with laws made by representatives of the people..Who goes after Buz when in swindles people. oh I get why Buz like the Libertarian thing...
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:02 PM   #37
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Excellent well said.... Big business must be balanced by big government...
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:03 PM   #38
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Well said.
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:58 AM   #39
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De Balzac?



OK. I really enjoyed the Lewis and Jefferson quotes that you tied in but ...Balzac!?!



I understand the man is a literary figure and all but his name sounds like you have made up a nickname for your scroti and are now quoting them.
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:09 AM   #40
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They be LOTS of 'publicans who have encorporated Bastiat, The Austrian School, et. al., into their paradigm. [got change for a paradigm?]
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