Look, market-economy lovers: Push for things, including schools, to be run more like businesses, where meritocracy – not nepotism or favoritism or institutional laziness/incompetence – reigns. (Whoops; sorry. Actually all that stuff happens a lot in business, too.) (Corruption, too.)

June 19, 2012 § 2 Comments

And go ahead and make your argument that a market-based economy is imperfect, sure, but it’s the best of all the imperfect systems out there. (An argument that may be said to be true only if you want to create a certain kind of impressive but flawed society – like the U.S. – but not another kind of impressive but flawed society – like Canada, or Sweden, or lots of others.)

Just please, please don’t premise your argument on the idea that running stuff like a business means there’s a far greater chance that the net result will be positive for the many. To quote Michael Corleone inThe Godfather, it insults my intelligence, Also, it makes me very angry. Now, who approached you first? Barzini or Tattaglia?

http://www.dayriffer.com/2012/06/19/an-inconvenient-truth-businesses-fail-a-lot/

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§ 2 Responses to Look, market-economy lovers: Push for things, including schools, to be run more like businesses, where meritocracy – not nepotism or favoritism or institutional laziness/incompetence – reigns. (Whoops; sorry. Actually all that stuff happens a lot in business, too.) (Corruption, too.)

  • thebizoflife says:

    Wow, what an insight, business fail a lot and resources get reallocated to the competent! So what happens when government fails? It is always blamed on a shortage of money– “investment” in government parlance– not incompetence, not deeply flawed concepts or corruption. The DC government and public schools would make a great case study.

  • “So what happens when government fails?”

    The majority party gets turned out at the next election. If that doesn’t work, there’s a coup or revolution.

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