An argument against capitalist competitiveness
A letter Aug. 8, from Lloyd Powell, in The Western Star and in The Telegram, defended the provincial government’s paying high salaries to experts in information technology.
That defence appears valid in a society which expects governments to provide all sorts of services besides performing the only duty of government which only government can fulfill, which would be redressing injustice by punishing it.
However, if a majority of citizens had the sense and the gumption to confine government to doing only what only governments can do, those citizens might much reduce the level of taxation by mostly making their own laws to inflict what they deemed wrongdoers deserved and conscripting some from among themselves, to serve in courts and as police at a genuine living wage, instead of relying on capitalist greedy competitiveness to get everything done for them with little initiative from them.
Colin Burke writes from Port au Port