采购金矿

华盛顿—黄金是稀有的。地球地壳的99%由硅、铝、钙、镁、钠、铁、钾、钛和磷的氧化物组成。因此,在人类的大部分历史中,发现黄金是一件令人极其兴奋的事情。尽管挖掘金矿会造成严重的环境后果,包括汞和氰化物污染以及风貌破坏,但人类从未放弃搜索黄金,在可预见的未来也不会。

但大部分国家拥有一种丰富的金矿,它更安全,并且本质上至少与真金矿一样划算。它就是政府采购。

政府采购的可能消极后果是众所周知的。它导致公司漫天要价、以次充好,同时还会滋生腐败、权力滥用和浪费。

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