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    33789.1 Does public institutions mean public enterprise and
    private institutions mean private enterprise in the following sentences?

    1) The boundaries between what are public institutions and what are not are often unclear. When the government sets up a corporation, a public enterprise, is that enterprise part of the "government"? For instance, Amtrak, which was set up by the federal government to run the nation's interstate passenger railway services, receives subsidies from the federal government , but otherwise it is run like a private enterprise.

    2) What distinguishes those institutions that we have labeled as "government" from private institutions?

    And could I call "public enterprise" a "government agency ?

    Thank you for your time.

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    Re: public institutions

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    33789.1 Does public institutions mean public enterprise and
    private institutions mean private enterprise in the following sentences?

    1) The boundaries between what are public institutions and what are not are often unclear. When the government sets up a corporation, a public enterprise, is that enterprise part of the "government"? For instance, Amtrak, which was set up by the federal government to run the nation's interstate passenger railway services, receives subsidies from the federal government , but otherwise it is run like a private enterprise.

    2) What distinguishes those institutions that we have labeled as "government" from private institutions?

    And could I call "public enterprise" a "government agency ?

    Thank you for your time.
    Like the article says, it is sometimes unclear. An "enterprise" either means a "project" or, in the context of business, a "company".

    On the other hand, an "institution" is a well-established organization or society. An institution does not need to make money or conduct business. It may or may not be non-profit, a charity, or any other organization that does not make money.

    A government agency is usually a regulatory organization. They enforce laws or otherwise provide a specific type of service.

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    Re: public institutions

    Quote Originally Posted by acslater017 View Post
    Like the article says, it is sometimes unclear. An "enterprise" either means a "project" or, in the context of business, a "company".

    On the other hand, an "institution" is a well-established organization or society. An institution does not need to make money or conduct business. It may or may not be non-profit, a charity, or any other organization that does not make money.

    A government agency is usually a regulatory organization. They enforce laws or otherwise provide a specific type of service.
    Thank you acslater 017 for your information.

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