nimbus":3pqrocab said:The yet simpler truth is that private will pretty much always be cheaper than govt. Now or later.
Its easy to accept certain things as plain truths because we live in a capitalistic society but that does not in fact mean that they are true. Private companies work best when there are many actors in the market with well informed rational consumers. When there are few actors, you get monopolies and higher prices. When there are few customers (govt.) or they are misinformed (branding) you also pay higher prices.
You've never seen an inefficient company? Where do you work? Govt perhaps? Everybody here who has worked in a private company and witnessed inefficiencies and 'bloating', please raise your hand. I think I counted 99%.