Posted by The Happy Tutor
Mark Benjamin in Salon on Tom Delay's Foundation for Abused Children. Should be a Foundation for an Abused Democracy. Seems like in the ownership society everything is for sale, whatever its forprofit, nonprofit, or governmental status. The miracle of the pricing mechanism converting public to private goods as rapidly as the transactions can be scheduled on a high margin, opaque and inefficient market that is still made in backrooms, in private clubs, or on the golf course. We should consider a more modern market, where politicians sell themselves and their country through a public outcry auction. We could track the stock rights up and down as Freedom is sold to the highest bidder. So high will the price be bid that perhaps it will soon be prohibitive, except for the very rich.