We’re always being told by anti-government, free-market zealots how the private sector is so much more accomplished than the public sector. Take government out of the business sector and watch us shine, they tell us.
Well the space program that was handed over to the private sector has demonstrated in the last week that they can make as many deadly mistakes as the government. The question now remains, how much has this cost the tax payer?
Failed launch by the Orbital Sciences rocket results in spectacular explosion.
Not saying the government should be put on a pedestal but don’t be fooled either by claims of free-marketers that want to glorify the private sector. Government has its place in society and it should not be as a whipping boy for wealthy special interests that actually rely on government largesse to sustain profits while asking them to get out of their way.
Food for thought.