Thursday, March 31, 2005

I pointed out a while ago (as have others) that a lot of the libertarian criticims of government apply just as well to private arrangements (like housing associations) that for many people are increasingly taking on the roles of government, without any of the checks and balances. The cause célèbre for a while was a vet who wanted to put up an flag, in violation of his housing association's code of conduct.

One of the problems with government, supposedly, is that it takes your tax money for stuff you may not even want. Well, here's an instance of private enterprise doing the same thing: cable TV companies are somehow signing contracts with developers that require all homeowners in the development to pay for cable fees whether they use the service or not.

Of course, this isn't like the BBC broadcast tax in Britain. The BBC has much better stuff...


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