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    Social Programs Can Turn a Profit


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    This would be good.

    I feel like the govt needs to take a more investment like approach in certain areas, I believe they would take off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastynice View Post
    This would be good.

    I feel like the govt needs to take a more investment like approach in certain areas, I believe they would take off.
    Not likely to happen in an economic and political system set up as ours is ó short-term profit trumps (pun intended) long-term benefit.

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    If the government placed more value on the benefits of some of these programs, the progress could certainly be greater. Currently, many of these programs are only run by non-profits who have stricter guidelines on how government funds can be spent and often only HAVE government (state and federal) funds to spend.

    Allowing them to operate in a for-profit model would open things up a LOT. It would also open up huge worm cans in monitoring, but having worked in human services at a government level, I think the benefits would outweigh the negatives if done correctly...even possibly lessening the burden on taxpayers.
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiteWolf View Post
    If the government placed more value on the benefits of some of these programs, the progress could certainly be greater. Currently, many of these programs are only run by non-profits who have stricter guidelines on how government funds can be spent and often only HAVE government (state and federal) funds to spend.

    Allowing them to operate in a for-profit model would open things up a LOT. It would also open up huge worm cans in monitoring, but having worked in human services at a government level, I think the benefits would outweigh the negatives if done correctly...even possibly lessening the burden on taxpayers.
    The Knights of Columbus is a non profit but offers a service (insurance) to all of its members. That insurance money in turn is reinvested into programs that are run at the national and local council level. I could see a similar model working as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasTomasz View Post
    The Knights of Columbus is a non profit but offers a service (insurance) to all of its members. That insurance money in turn is reinvested into programs that are run at the national and local council level. I could see a similar model working as well.
    I never knew that. Thatís fascinating.


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