In a message dated 6/19/03 9:40:04 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

> > [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
> >> The main "good" it provides is a negative one, that of keeping
> >> homelessness and starvation to a low enough level to prevent
> >> political instability.
>
>[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > This of course presumes that the welfare state reduces homelessness
> > and starvation rather than encouraging it.
>
>In politics the appearance is usually more important than the reality.
>
>-- 
>Anton Sherwood, http://www.ogre.nu/

I couldn't agree more.  Well said!

David

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