On 17/03/2018 14:44, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Still trying for a war I see.
Of course most subsidies aren't subsidies.
The government commissions a service and has to pay for it, no subside
That would include, transport, road maintenance, NHS, etc.
On Saturday, 17 March 2018 15:59:34 UTC, charles wrote:
a way to much reduce the turbulence would be to withdraw them very slowly
that's one case where it would be counterproductive. A much less healthy workforce means less productivity. So even economically it makes no sense, before looking at the moral/wellbeing side of it.
School is another. 3rd world countries not eduating their citizens results in a less productive citizenry/workforce.
This business about more 'efficiency' without government subsidy is
quasi-religious nonsense. No high tech industry (software, armaments,
aerospace to name some off the top of my head) can compete without
govermnent subsidy *and* protection while the biggest corporate state in
history masquerading as a supporter of free enterprise dominates all of
them with military budget dwarfing the whole GDP of most other
By the way, the success of US military procurement in dominating all
these industries does rather give the lie to the inventiveness of "free
enterprise". It may or may not be an expensive way to do things but it
Remind us how much taxpayer's money is going to go into Hinkley Point? And
care to guess how much the costs will overrun by? And how much electricity
consumers will be subsidising its cost through higher charges?
*Young at heart -- slightly older in other places
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