Eventually, the universe itself will be a vast cosmic heap of paperclips.

A seemingly benign instruction, carried out with precision and efficiency, destroyed the world. The Coca-Cola company follows a mandate: “raise revenue by selling drinks.” It sounds innocent.

I counterargued that yes it would, and cited among other things the success of food stamps (ie “food vouchers”).

There’s nothing inherent about a public school being public that requires it to be crappy. But a few things are necessary for a public institution to run well. I see a couple of advantages of selective taxation compared to Nathan’s public food option: , vouchers taxes/subsidies let the rich and poor participate in the same system.

I guarantee you that a public cafeteria system constructed to serve rich and poor people alike would be 90% poor within a year.

He starts by granting that food stamps give poor people access to an impressive variety of grocery choices: [Scott’s] argument was a strong one. And so I found myself tempted by his idea that education could be provided by “learning stores” just like nutrition is provided by grocery stores.

But he counters that much of this food is unhealthy and addictive.

A company that takes a poll of the things people want in a snack, and sells a snack with those qualities, will probably do well.

But a company that researches ways to trigger biological cravings, and use subtle branding cues to trick people into thinking the product is better than it is, will do even better.If school vouchers worked as well as food vouchers, they would succeed in their mission of improving choice without sacrificing quality.Now Robinson doubles down, sticking to his anti-voucher position and also proposing A Public Option For Food. Every week I go to the grocery store and I get relatively tasty things for relatively low prices. Earlier this year, Nathan Robinson of Current Affairs wrote an article against school vouchers.He argued that private schools would be so focused on profit that they would sacrifice quality, and that competition wouldn’t be enough to keep them in line.So it begins turning everything it finds into paperclips.