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Mar 8, 2011
Synaps commented on Synaps's blog post 'The Irrational Taxation Debate'
"Good comment Steve. I hear with some horror that Nick Xenephon has the idea that we should take out insurance to cover disaster relief. Whilst insurance may be a good idea for individuals because the cost of replacement for large items (home), in…"
Feb 10, 2011
steve davies commented on Synaps's blog post 'The Irrational Taxation Debate'
"It is most worrying that governments seems to have penchant for refication. Like you say money is a symbol. What we seem to have today is a situation where the constructs of money and 'the market' are presented a real things. From the…"
Feb 3, 2011
Darron Passlow commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"Here is a comment from Davos. There are others concerned about "business malpractice" and what can be…"
Feb 1, 2011
Synaps commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"Thanks for the comments Wayne. You've actually hit on the core problem in all spheres of life. Quality of management. Part of which, and the initiating part, is motivation. What are the motivations for doing this thing? If it is to povide a…"
Jan 31, 2011
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Jan 26, 2011
Synaps posted a blog post

The Irrational Taxation Debate

In this, and many other countries, we have a situation with taxation that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.The people have needs that are being met, or at least someway to being met by government service provision. This of course has to be paid for by taxation.So what is tax? It is the fee we have to pay as citizens for the services we require. If this taxation is to be fairly weighted, then the higher wealth citizens would pay more, as they, as a rule get to use more of the services and…See More
Jan 26, 2011
Synaps commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"Thanks Darron, Dialogue is much more fun than monologue, and both sides of the discussion bring valuable insight.   http://exploreingtheinfinite.blogspot.com/"
Jan 25, 2011
Darron Passlow commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"I will bail out of this debate now as I can see we are getting nowhere and stating the obvious to make our own point. It would be nice to see comments from others. If you have not already, you should look to join the WikiLeaks army (that is…"
Jan 25, 2011
Synaps commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"Ah,Darron, I think we have a slight disconect in terminology. If you were to read my post again ,you may notice that I give "private enterprise" a good rap. It is the Ltd corporation and the mind set that goes along with it that I am…"
Jan 25, 2011
Darron Passlow commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"No, no no! You should read my post again. I do not agree with your ideas expressed above. Your comments seem to have a very socialistic bias. And good on you for that. I do not class myself as a capitalist (and try to have a balance view) but I do…"
Jan 25, 2011
Synaps commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"Hi Darron, Thank you for your comment. I think you should read your comment again, apart from an initial putdown, you have basically agreed with what I have said. The capturing of Government by the corporate sector is mostly through…"
Jan 25, 2011
Darron Passlow commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"This post provides a biased and unjustified attack on the private/corporate sector and its involvement with government. I disagree whole-heartedly with the premise that.. "most of our Governments have been captured by the Corporate Sector and…"
Jan 24, 2011
steve davies commented on Synaps's blog post 'Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise'
"I could not agree more. The other part of the equation is that there is a tendency among public service leaders to regard advice from private sector consultants as superior to that they receive from there own people. Over time this has become…"
Jan 23, 2011
Synaps posted a blog post

Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise

There is allot of Ideological rubbish in the debate about public vs private enterprise.Let me state at the outset that I am not against private enterprise. In fact, I believe it is the backbone of freedom of the individual, and an effective vehicle for innovation.In it's most basic form private enterprise is the sole operator offering his/her skills direct to the user. As the scale of operation increases we get partnerships and private companies. These businesses have direct feedback from the…See More
Jan 21, 2011
Synaps commented on Pia Waugh's blog post 'Gov 2.0: Where to begin'
"Hi Pia, Further to the last comment; The intent does not have to be anything  especially lofty. Say for instance in the public service. The sort of intent that would be great for everyone would be "Do the best we can for our…"
Jan 20, 2011

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The Irrational Taxation Debate

In this, and many other countries, we have a situation with taxation that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

The people have needs that are being met, or at least someway to being met by government service provision. This of course has to be paid for by taxation.

So what is tax? It is the fee we have to pay as citizens for the services we require. If this taxation is to be fairly weighted, then the higher wealth citizens would pay more, as they, as a rule get to use more of the… Continue

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 8:39am — 2 Comments

Private vs Corporate vs Public Enterprise

There is allot of Ideological rubbish in the debate about public vs private enterprise.

Let me state at the outset that I am not against private enterprise. In fact, I believe it is the backbone of freedom of the individual, and an effective vehicle for innovation.



In it's most basic form private enterprise is the sole operator offering his/her skills direct to the user. As the scale of operation increases we get…

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Posted on January 21, 2011 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

Theocratic motivations in Democracy.

A driver for change (and control) is Religion and to  varying lesser degrees, Quasi-religious thought.(Communism Facism Capitalism etc.,)



At best they call to the better aspects of our humanity, at worst they are a vehicle for thought control.



We can see in our current milieu various groups motivated to extremes by their belief systems.



An interesting case is the transition of the militarist republic in…

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Posted on January 11, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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