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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 8:40 AM
> To: SEAINT
> Subject: Re: eBay: Uniform Building Code, 1994 Volume 2 (UBC 1994)
> 
> Then the taxpayers should be willing to foot the bill to produce/develop
> the provisions that make up the code/law.  In the end, SOMEONE has to put
> up the $$$ to develop/produce the code provisions because contrary to
> popular belief they don't just magically appear with no effort nor no
> cost.  And, yes, the current "process" makes use of volunteers to do a LOT
> of the work, but it is still not a cost free process...

> This is a good example of the "privatization" of government/bureaucratic
> that many people advocate since they think the private sector can do it
> more cost efficient.  But don't expect the private sector to do it for
> free.

Heck, the government doesn't even do it "for free," in fact they typically
do it far more expensively than the private sector.

It's just that most people never think about the cost, since it's taken out
of each paycheck.



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