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  •  The "efficiency" myth (10+ / 0-)

    When the RW speaks of "efficiency" they mean something very different from what you might think. They mean profitable. Business efficiency may result in better products or services but that's only an incidental outcome. What measures efficiency in business terms is profitability. As long as profits rise, everything else is mere detail.

    This ignores the fact that some things may be necessary despite being unprofitable. Disaster relief is a fair example. Business logic would argue that letting private interests compete to bring in supplies in for profit would be more efficient than Government relief. Of course this is absurd if the goal is to get aid to all those who need it rather than only those who can afford it.

    The same applies to other basic services such as sanitation, water, power, education, etc.

    The phony efficiency argument should be exposed and opposed at every opportunity.  

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 12:50:56 PM PDT

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