How about socialized institutions? The geographic diversity of the group may make that really interesting. I think this is wacked: European countries have privitized highways but here in the United "The mARKET cAN dO nO wRONG" States, privitization of highways is looked upon as a radical goofy idea - although global investment bankers are making headway towards tuning that over to the aristocracy. Anybody have an opinion on private highways? Do the European ones offer advantages over publicly owned ones? ----- Original Messe ----- From: "Matt Warden" <mwarden at gmail.com> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 11:55 AM > But even then I think we mostly *attempt* (at least) to keep the flames > down. > > I think most of us realize this group is global and very diverse, and > a political discussion will never reach anything but a heated > argument.