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[–] brother_tempus 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

If infrastructure was handled by the private sector, who pays them?

Those who use the infrastructure, just like any other service a business provides to the public.

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[–] Represent601 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks for the reply. That's what I assumed, does the money come from taxes? If so, how is that different than the current system?

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[–] brother_tempus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

does the money come from taxes? I

If taxes are involved than the private sector is not handled by the private sector .. it is merely contracted out to it by government

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[–] 2drunk 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Not much different on how we pay, just we would pay more for a crappier service. Just like defense contractors the private contractor would do what ever they could to short the service while paying tons of money to the politicians that get their contract approved.

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[–] Represent601 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Do they use tolls? Do they scan license plates and send you a bill each time you drive on their roads? I'm just not understanding how they get paid.

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[–] turd_miner91 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What leads you to think that would cost less, especially with the way capitalism works? If I own a road that is efficient, well maintained, and widely used with few other options, I would keep the prices on it as reasonably high as possible for as long as the economy would allow. Wouldn't you? I mean the whole point of a private company is to make money.

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[–] Represent601 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Interesting, I guess this is going to require further research than an askvoat thread. I'll start with route 66. Thanks for the reply.

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[–] 1772878? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In mining, lots of infrastructure gets built by the mining companies because they require it for various reasons.

In Leaf Rapids, Manitoba, the mining company built an entire award winning town because they needed a place for workers to live.

Of course, they prefer for all of us to pay for their infrastructure, but if there's money to be made they'll figure it out.