The Basis of “Private”/”Free” Enterprise

wizard History shows that, stunning as the thought is, state legislatures in the USA are more, not less, dominated by business lobbying than is the federal government.  And that dominance is certainly even greater in the South, where white people remain staggering deluded about themselves and the realities of their society and world.

So, it’s really not very surprising that North Carolina legislators are presently strangling public, not-for-profit provision of internet services.  Clearly, the reason is that such services are a mortal threat to corporate revenue streams.  The simple fact is that telecommunications services can be more efficiently, effectively, and cheaply provided by the public than by capitalists.

So, the North Carolina legislature is simply going to pass a law that artificially imposes all the irrationalities — and more — of the private sector on the public sector.

Remember this the next time you see some wanker talking about the supposed naturalness and glory of “private enterprise.”

8 Replies to “The Basis of “Private”/”Free” Enterprise”

  1. rear gurad actions on the side of npo outfits are a nice pretext to plunge in next to fellow strugglers
    but i’ll not accept the inherent betterness of npo burger class
    institutions over their sharper more directly sociopathic brothers and sisters
    in the for profit only corporate harvestors

  2. “The simple fact is that telecommunications services can be more efficiently, effectively, and cheaply provided by the public than by capitalists.”

    maybe so and it would surprise me

    the efficiently inscribed domain of public goods is always
    poached by profiteers
    but i make a careful distinction between gse ‘s
    and regular goo goo npo projects

  3. “The simple fact is that telecommunications services can be more efficiently, effectively, and cheaply provided by the public than by capitalists.”

    maybe so and it would surprise me

    the efficiently inscribed domain of public goods is always
    poached by profiteers
    but i make a careful distinction between gse ‘s
    and regular goo goo npo projects

  4. the irrationalities of the present system are clearly our target
    but we need to be careful about
    the whos hows and whens of it

    i spent a good deal of time on the firm market level
    and practice makes theory clearer
    by far

    i’ve decided since casting aside my own business to attack at the largest most public irrationalities
    forex inflation under employment and the like

    macro policy for macro irrationalities

    top down stuff

    the irrationalities at the level of the
    single product market and the firms that produce that product
    make for great agit prop but i’m not convinced i’d re engineer the system from the bottom up like that
    believe me if i had to chat up this to the self of me circa 1977
    i’d find it hard going so don’t figure i lack an inner “micro socializer”
    he’s there he’s ready to rumble and he’s better looking then me by far

  5. the irrationalities of the present system are clearly our target
    but we need to be careful about
    the whos hows and whens of it

    i spent a good deal of time on the firm market level
    and practice makes theory clearer
    by far

    i’ve decided since casting aside my own business to attack at the largest most public irrationalities
    forex inflation under employment and the like

    macro policy for macro irrationalities

    top down stuff

    the irrationalities at the level of the
    single product market and the firms that produce that product
    make for great agit prop but i’m not convinced i’d re engineer the system from the bottom up like that
    believe me if i had to chat up this to the self of me circa 1977
    i’d find it hard going so don’t figure i lack an inner “micro socializer”
    he’s there he’s ready to rumble and he’s better looking then me by far

  6. Certainly, certainly. Two errors don’t breed a non-error.

    But my main fantasy is starting a Pentagon of public enterprise, hiring and starting firms to compete against the worst “private” offenders. Telecom would be one obvious place, but so would toothpaste and toilet paper.

  7. your pentagon is exactly what one front in the post power seizure would look like

    i think of it along with a public incubator for embryonic enerprise
    as crucial in the war on stagnation and inefficiency
    ie socially un necessary
    wasting of time and resources

    there’s so much that can be done with an electronic payment /credit grid
    so much
    example
    book keeping on a cloud
    utter transparency
    not poker chess
    but i stray
    that was what i thought about when
    results were aweful and even fearful
    while i was sitting behind the desk at the end of the hall

    that was my pequod
    to steal from a stylist

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