Thanks for your support <g>. But I'm determined to shut up on this thread,
as it is definitely off-topic, and I think I made my general views known.
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on 12/7/02 8:13 AM, Parker, Richard at RParker@csuchico.edu wrote:
> I get the digest, so sometimes a thread goes a long way before I see any of
> it. And I should also say that I'm in a great hurry this morning and can't
> begin to say the things that come to mind after reading the contributions on
> this very interesting and very important (if off-subject) topic.
> But you are by no means alone in your views. I have taught social and
> political philosophy for thirty years, including courses in a university
> college of business. My best friend is a professor of finance and marketing.
> And I know as much about markets and such as most folks. And the idea that
> they are somehow magical and deregulation the key to a better society (whether
> the market is for cars or mail or airport screeners) has become an article of
> faith, not of reason, among a huge chunk of the population. This view, howeve
> superficailly attractive, doesn't hold up. And the people who run major
> corporations know this better than anybody. They do, however, depend on an
> awful lot of other people believing it.
> More, when I'm back from Spain, unless the admin shuts this down. :>)
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