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Re: Thailand? You said? RE: Population

On Fri, 22 May 1998, Sanjeev Sabhlok wrote:

> > On Fri, 22 May 1998, Antony Joseph wrote:
> > 
> > For the Josephs and Subhloks, I have a suggestion. I lived long enough to
> > have witnessed an India where things worked much better than today. It was
> > in the 50s and 60s. Agriculture officers actually came to villages to tell
> > farmers about the quality of different seeds, the appropriate way of
> > applying insecticides and pesticides, showed films about family planning
> > etc. It was under the same constitution that we have today. So, what went
> > wrong? Why wouldn't your perfect democracy document bite the same dust?
> Because this time we are not talking socialism and not preaching public
> service. I expect people to work primarily in their self interest, as they
> have always done, while setting up a veil of socialism and "public
> service."

Please explain that to me. I can understand your dislike for socialism.
Not many understand it. But what is it with public service? 

Your second sentence was difficult for me. How do you work "while
setting up a veil of socialism and public service"? Do you mean we should
all pretend to be socialist and of public service while we get rich?

Sitaramayya Ari.