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melian 16 October 2015 11:14 AM
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I think one should distinguish between “government job” (which is whatever people with power to “fire” the government expect it to do) from government officials’ personal interests (which includes but not limited to maximizing profits).

British gave over control of a working government to that nation - WV1 mission accomplished.

The real reason British resigned control was that they had no more interest in controlling Rhodesia, whether it was ready for self-government or not.
Mission Accomplished for WV2 would be that the British don't give control over to that nation until it got enough tax money profits to make the corruption option relatively unprofitable.

Corruption does not become unprofitable with increased tax revenue.


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VoiceOfRa 16 October 2015 12:19 PM
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The real reason British resigned control was that they had no more interest in controlling Rhodesia, whether it was ready for self-government or not.


Except they did attempt to control it. After its unilateral deceleration of independence, Rhodesia had an independent functional government. However, the British (and others) didn't like that it wasn't representative enough and thus pressured it to become more representative, and then declare mission accomplished, even though the new government was also non-functional.


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is4junk 16 October 2015 05:02 PM
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I think one should distinguish between “government job” (which is whatever people with power to “fire” the government expect it to do)


OK, I see why this isn't a compelling point for Tax Farmers. Basically, you would need to already buy in to the Tax Farmers worldview or be sympathetic to it.




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