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  •  Thanks for a look inside (7+ / 0-)

    We really should take a non-ideological, rational look at what services government can truly provide more cheaply than the private sector and why and how.

    Health insurance seems to be just one of those places.

    I'm also thinking about the the high prices charged for services in Iraq formerly rendered by the government for a fraction of the cost.  One could argue that some of this was the result of the ending of the draft (a good thing), but I think there's probably more than a whiff of corruption to it.  

    I'd also argue that institutions like prisons and public education should be free of private ownership and control.

    And, in spite of your very insightful comment, there seems to be money to be made from the so-called "privatization" of government these days, or there wouldn't be so many corporation lobbyists looking for these deals.

    "Historically, the most terrible things--war, genocide and slavery--have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience." --Howard Zinn

    by NCJan on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:18:14 AM PST

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