Which government functions cannot be privatized or shut down?
The repeated mantra of "bring down the government" is becoming downright mindless.
The same people who want to kill our government also want to jump into war every time something flares up in the world. There are some functions that only governments can capitalize, control or carry out.
It is time to identify some of those functions so people understand.
I think Justice, Military, Intelligence and currency printing & valuation, Police are the functions which cannot and should not be privatized .
Ahmed.b is on the right track. I would add diplomatic service, environmental protection, agriculture and food and drug safety--if we turn everything over to private contractors, who are we going to depend on to watch over them. Also, private contactors will (and it has happened at the state level) claim that their records are not public documents and therefore, will make it even more difficult to uncover corruption and inefficiency.
Only the state department's diplomatic corps, the treasury, and the regulatory agencies could not be privatized. The rest could be managed by "mercenary" civil or military private companies. Should they be?--no. But "should" never enters into the minds of Washington politics.
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