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antistate1190

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NH might privatize prisons
« on: May 14, 2011, 04:56:34 pm »

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Re: NH might privatize prisons
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 05:54:17 pm »

If the prisons are run by contractors, or by govt bureaucrats, little if no difference.

It's still the same process, as defined by the govt, with the same punishments and the same limited liability so long as they are doing things "by the book".

So long as adjudication is a monopoly, nothing changes.

Now, start repealing statutes, that might make a change. Get a governor in who likes pardoning non-violent offenders, that would make a change.
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Re: NH might privatize prisons
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 12:06:12 am »

It's coercion and arbitrary power that corrupt public officials.
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Re: NH might privatize prisons
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 12:10:31 am »

It's coercion and arbitrary power that corrupt public officials.

Arbitrary power could corrupt anybody -- it occasionally happens by accident even in private enterprise.  Those who become public officials actively look for it.
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Re: NH might privatize prisons
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 12:32:36 am »

It's coercion and arbitrary power that corrupt public officials.

Arbitrary power could corrupt anybody -- it occasionally happens by accident even in private enterprise.  Those who become public officials actively look for it.


Yes and that's why I want to see all public services move to private corporations. Do what Rothbard wanted. Move every piece of land to a private company. Make sure nothing remains public - nothing.
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Re: NH might privatize prisons
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 02:22:58 am »

The public land that exists in NH already belongs to someone.
Hence why the State couldn't find anything of great value to sell when it needs to close a budget gap.
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