redstorm wrote:Denorth wrote:redstorm wrote:Also, the US Postal Service was and is funded by federal tax dollars. The "grid" is funded by private entities. IF the Feds drop paper mail and move that funding to the "Internet grid" instead, AND compensate the private entities for their work, AND reimburse them for future losses for five years, THEN I might be ok with it.
private entities that have a guaruanteed cover for losses for five years? this is no-brainer than - they will have no profit at all (it is not so difficult to do), only losses and Fed ends up paying for both internet grid and losses of those priveteers taking over mail. Sorry it's no win situation for a taxpayer (you see the way we, Russians, think ) and I bet that salaries in those companies (top management) will be like in biggest banks
No we are on the same page, you misunderstood. I'm saying the government will take over the private comapnies grid that they built. If so the government should have to BUY the grid. I also think they should pay the companies the lost revenue that they would have made if they were still ISPs. I just picked five years because they will not find a new business plan overnight.
I like this! A Russian with a capitalist mind!
I got it now. Thanks for clearing it. I did misunderstand you.
Well, I have to be honest so far I've seen:
In Russia: so-called communism in 80s, wild capitalism in 90s, something that I would call priviledged capitalism in 00s
and then in UK - modern economy of Western type, when it is better to work in banks and to be at some level 'public servant' but not to work in a production (real economy) sector.
Neither system work. It is just a balance we a looking for and some can do it better, some - worse.
Governemnts tend to forget that public is employer and theyt (G) are employees. OR - they are our contractors and we want 'quality for our money'. It was like this, it will be like this. From many countries around the globe I've seen so far (literally - have to travel time to time) the best balance between capitalism and socialism (not communism - this thing is different) is in Scandinavia. But it is a personal choice always and it's just my opinion of course. As you said ones - sorry for being off the sopabox (did I put it right?)
thanks for counting me as one with capitalist mind. I like it too