Message from discussion Sudden Confusion
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From: josephkk <joseph_barr...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Sudden Confusion
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:28:50 -0700
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On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:02:58 -0700, Joel Koltner
>> On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:45:32 -0700, Joel =
>>> k...@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz wrote:
>>>> Wrong again. The private sector has an incentive to *reduce* =
>>>> only incentives for the government sector are to *increase* =
>>>> absolutely a different game.
>>> I agree that the private sector -- by virtue of potentially going out=
>>> business if they don't do it -- has that incentive. The government =
>>> while not at any real risk of "going out of business" -- absolutely =
>>> people within it who try very hard to reduce its overhead as well, =
>> Nonsense. It's not in their interest to reduce overhead.
>>> If your job were being paid for by taxes, surely you'd try your best =
>>> work as efficiently as possible in an effort to hold down taxes and
>>> thereby keep more money for yourself?
>> Of course not. I'd try to add peons to my empire to increase my =
>> I could remain a peon and let the others build their power. Either =
>> taxpayer is screwed.
>Well jeez... I guess if that's the sort of government worker you'd be, I=
>can understand why you have so little faith in the government's ability=20
>to do good!
Stuff and nonsense. Just go observe any government office for a few
months. They are full of empire builders, riddled by incompetents, and
somehow get the work done with about 15% honest, though often plodding,
workers. Not that businesses do not have these problems but that they =
get rid of most of the problem people and thus have a much higher
productive fraction, like 75%. Thus higher efficiency. I have seen
plenty of both kinds of places.