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It's Education...Stupid

jonkanner Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 3:50 PM
Scandinavia seems to be losing much of their edge in actually advancing the state of the world, and East Asia motivates kids in ways that would be considered child abuse, or just plain assault and battery in our culture. I thank God for the pressures and motivations my parents brought to bear on me - I turned out to be a relatively productive member of society instead of a low-life leach. Seems that the fact that my parents were involved in my education and would rather help me with homework than watch TV (or at least they acted like they preferred to help me with my homework) must have had a lot to do with it.

Not only can countries not tax themselves to prosperity, but they also can't tax themselves to a better education. You can steal money in the name of the so-called middle class and distribute it to unions and social welfare programs, but it won't make matters any better.

On the contrary, redistribution would make matters worse because once higher taxes rob bank accounts it proceeds to rob incentive. The chain of events would eventually mean fewer rich people to slaughter but more people in line to share the spoils. This pirate economics is reckless, demoralizing, and dishonest.

Beyond outright theft, the dishonest...