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But if I pay an invoice from a private hospital instead then the someone who fixes my leg IS, magically, now "productive".
The people are the same: it's only the "enterprise model" that's different, but I'm now paying a return to rentier capitalists on top of the actual costs of my treatment.
Now I happen to believe that markets are a more efficient mechanism for allocating resources than centralised planning and "the State".
So I don't believe in a State distinct from its citizens, any more than I believe in the deeply toxic "Private" sector market to which we are accustomed.
What we need IMHO are markets without rentiers and without profits: which Dr Yunus of Grameen Bank calls a "Not for Loss" enterprise model.
This is now actually perfectly possible within a consensual partnership-based enterprise model based upon what the French know as "contrats de societe" (as opposed to our good old Anglo Saxon "contrats de mandat").
"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed"
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