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Capitalism Can Fix This Mess

bassboat Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 12:18 PM
This comment will soon be lost in cyberspace but I feel that it is important and may be picked up by someone. Capitalism is the answer, it needs to be taught in the schools grades 1-12. We are, or were, a capitalistic country and for it not to be taught is a travesty. Perhaps the private school area would take this project to their classes. It would elevate our people wether or not they were the owner of a business. They would at least understand what it took to run a business.
Capitalist60 Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 12:43 PM
Maybe capitalism isn't taught in government schools because having the schools owned and run by the government is antithetical to capitalism.
Steve Tanton Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 8:32 PM
School Choice: (Milton) Friedman virtually single-handedly popularized the notion of vouchers as a corrective for America’s dysfunctional public schools. Though a professional economist, he was not susceptible to the dehumanizing mindset that sometimes dominates the dismal science. In fact, though he certainly marshaled market-based arguments, Friedman framed his case in explicitly humanitarian terms: “There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.” - Troy Senik, CFIF.org

America is in fiscal trouble, and seems determined to making matters worse for itself.

That’s why it’s long past time for an honest discussion about the “C-word.”

Capitalism – an economic system that is based on the private ownership of property, as opposed to government ownership of property, and the creation of goods and services that are sold for a profit - can restore our country to fiscal sanity, and save the rest of the world. It has lifted roughly half of the world’s estimated 6 billion people out of poverty (much of this has happened over the course of my...

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