Re: About time
Or people who care more about society than themselves are more drawn to public service, while those who care more about themselves than society tend to look instead for money-making opportunities.
Then problem with that argument is that someone still has to pay for that public service, and if no-one is looking for the money-making opportunities, the public service bills will bankrupt the economy. As Mrs T famously pointed out, you can't assume that "society" will pick up the tab, it always falls to individual taxpayers, i.e. us. Unfettered support for public service therefore ends up destroying the society it claims to be serving.