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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Wow, you're old!

Hey! I'm a lot closer to 25 than 55, thank you very much!
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Agreed. Just look at drones. devil.gif

Exactly. There's no comparison. Government can now kill instantly and with impunity. The best the private sector can do is give us diabetes from sugary sodas or cancer from cigarettes, which take decades to kill. Point, set, match, government.
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The companies that make drones are privatly owned. Direct goverment projects are 43% of the entire gdp of the US. When you estimate the entire gdp that is dependent on the goverment, it is way above 50%.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Just change the pictures on the left to a waiter, a taxi driver, a customer service rep, a fry cook, an airline pilot... that's a better comparison.

If the private sector was in charge of education all our teachers would have touch screens by now.
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

If the private sector was in charge of education all our teachers would have touch screens by now.

I'm going to buck my libertarian ideals here for a second and say there are a number of issues with full-on private sector being in charge of education:

  1. There are private schools today. They are not doing anything so innovative. The best of them are probably jesuit schools who are doing something extremely old - using the socratic method.
  2. Private schools are probably more successful because their pedagogy is superior, but also by definition, if parents are going out of their way to put their kids in a private school, they care more and are more involved in their children's day to day education, so their kids have a decided advantage regardless of which school they go to.
  3. Outright privatization of education will have some odd side effects (look at some of the major issues with for-profit colleges):
    • Private sector will not emphasize culture (arts, sports, etc)
    • Private sector will compete for cater to customers who want graduation, so some very easy schools will emerge to give good grades to less qualified people.
    • What barriers to entry would be produced to keep the market from over-saturation? It would not be good for students to have to move each year because their school failed.

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in that vein - this is stupid:



Dividing by Per-Capita GDP distorts the whole thing quite a bit.

If you flip the number, Per-Capita GDP / Teacher's salary - you find out how much you get from each dollar spent teaching. Not surprisingly, the Nordics are suddenly near the top, and mexico is closer to the bottom.
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another post from guy comparing government and private sector innovation.
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

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another post from guy comparing government and private sector innovation.

I don't see what is so dumb about that one, but I'm no fan of the income tax. I mean some of the info is superfluous.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I don't see what is so dumb about that one, but I'm no fan of the income tax. I mean some of the info is superfluous.

The private sector would love those kinds of numbers.
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Would rape. (The liberal, at least.)
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post




Would rape. (The liberal, at least.)

People are sending crap like that...
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

People are sending crap like that...

SRSLY!??!?!

Meanwhile, apparently nobody told the libs that some people are into that.
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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post

SRSLY!??!?!

Meanwhile, apparently nobody told the libs that some people are into that.

What kind of rapist attacks women but then has the decency and standards to turn her down once she soils herself?
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That one on the left is great. Yeah, it's men in suits who do the majority of raping in this country. Great job, thanks.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

That one on the left is great. Yeah, it's men in suits who do the majority of raping in this country. Great job, thanks.

Come on..

Men wearing black suits when raping can only be of lower extraction..
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