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Greed

GPeyton Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:02 AM
Nice piece, good luck trying to explain it to the masses. We have the best education system in the world. The problem is, it doesn't teach people to think, it teaches them the obey the party line and not question those in power. What other system in the world could convince the American people to abandon that which has made us all better off in favor of that which is failing around the world?
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 12:05 PM
We once had the best education system in the world.
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:15 AM
Re: GPeyton,

-- We have the best education system in the world. The problem is, it doesn't teach people to think, it teaches them the obey the party line and not question those in power. --

Then it cannot be the "best" education system in the world. It is just an instruction system.

By the way, there's a clear and VERY disturbing minsunderstanding of what is education in America. Education is a PERSONAL CHOICE - only YOU can choose to educate yourself. What people really mean when saying "education" is really teaching, or tutoring. But no amount of "teaching" will turn an unwilling participant into a Rhodes Schollar.
On TV, my Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly says, "The recession was brought on largely by greedy Wall Street corporations."

Give me a break.

Bill's smart. If he believes such things, we who care about freedom have done a poor job communicating economics.

Blaming problems on "greed" is a mindless cliche.

Yes, Wall Street was greedy -- but that's nothing new. Greed is a constant. Did you ever turn down a raise? We need a free market because it restrains greed. Laws against theft and fraud help, but competition does more. With this election approaching, and statist, eager-to-regulate candidates in ascent, we...