[rescue] Computerfests

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Apr 18 01:32:47 CDT 2004

On Apr 17, 2004, at 5:52 PM, Andrew Weiss wrote:
>> And this is the right answer.
>> The government's job description:
>> - justice (making sure people get what they deserver - not what they 
>> need).
>> - protection (technically falls under justice, but it includes things 
>> like the police, who are supposed to protect us from bad guys)
>> - defence (from other nations)
>> Feeding / clothing, basic human decency, whatever isn't part of the 
>> description (and, in fact, is unjust to those who do earn the money 
>> if it is required, thereby actively going agains thte job of the 
>> government). That's the job of another organization.
> That's the job of another organization in "textbook capitalism"...
> Maybe capitalism... pure capitalism... is a crummy idea.  Maybe 
> instead of supporting it because it is the current system, we should 
> actively change it.

   Go ahead and try.  I'll visit you in jail.  Maybe they'll let me 
bring you a laptop.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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