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  •  Nobody said privatization was bad -- (3+ / 0-)
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    kurt, RabbleON, offgrid

    for the privatizers.  It doesn't raise costs for those who are making a profit from it.  Duh.

    "Assume man to be man and his relationship to the world to be a human one: then you can exchange love only for love, trust for trust" -- Karl Marx

    by Cassiodorus on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 09:16:41 PM PDT

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    •  Companies outsource... (2+ / 0-)
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      JJ In Illinois, nextstep

      ...because it saves money.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 09:19:05 PM PDT

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      •  Actually (2+ / 0-)

        One practice of large corporations is to get a small company to produce a needed item (a part for a machine, for example), and then coercing the small business into a contract which requires them to sell the item for tiny percentage above cost, over a period of years.

        These small companies, meanwhile, must pay for all of their operating costs, even if they are struggling. They become essentially owned by the larger business, without the larger business risking its own capital.

        That is why they outsource.

        "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

        by ZhenRen on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 11:00:41 AM PDT

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