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Select one public service and argue why it shouldn't be turned over to the private sector?

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Almost everything we do in the Government COULD be (and at some point in history has been) done in private industry. Private armies? Done; lots of times governments have hired mercenaries. Private old age pensions? Done- we do it all the time. Private parks? Done. Private roads? Done.
But we would experience wrenching disruptions at this point to convert public enterprises to private ones. The question must be: can we afford to keep them governmental? For those whose marginal use is minimal, conversion to private may make sense. But certain activities of the government, like the military and several cabinet departments, are best done by the government. Others are best done by states (education for example) and yet others by individual choice via tax policy. In my mind, I think the Department of Defense is best preserved as a governmental function, so that we have a professional and uncorrupted military. If it were privatized I suspect corruption would ensue.

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Can't. They could all be. I take that back, maybe leave a couple to the gov, but private sector does it better most of the time.

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Easy. Department of Highways. Why? Because everything would be toll roads and there would be no universal standard for quality.

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printing money, I think you know why.

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They may do a better job, but their main goal will be profit, not service. Better, may not be cheaper.

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Fire departments - because they will be tempted to engage in arson when business is slow.

Prisons - because convict labour is dirt cheap and profits provide an incentive to throw as many people as possible in prison for as long as possible. Minor drug possession charges are ideal.

Medical care - because profits remove any incentive to promote preventative care

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Dog catcher because some members may be members of Peta. And I like to see them get bit.

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