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The Fallacy of Redistribution

JulieB-Missourian Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 9:39 PM
Dr. Sowell is brilliant, but in a common-sense sort of way. I was a Liberal Arts major in college, but almost had a Minor in Econ (took the classes for "fun"). I started reading Sowell's books a few years ago. This is absolutely NOT what the typical public university is teaching, but it makes so much more sense.
Debbie, what the heck were you thinking? Buy a clue, lady.
Good point. And this is why the United States of America, with its Constitution, is the best place in the world to live.
No, I am not, and I"m not in favor of Teacher's Unions. What I am in favor of is kids and parents standing up to ridiculous policies instituted "for the children", when they are really "for the beaucrocrats."
Teens are not stupid, As Mr. Giles suggests, they can and will expose ignorant, sloppy-minded teachers and administrators. Public schools CAN turn out amazingly bright young adults, if the students and parents hold their feet to the fire.
As much as I enjoy reading Dr. Adams, he misses one crucial point here. The bank teller, while trying to be nice, was inconveniencing a lot of people by indulging the elderly lady. I've worked with the elderly. They are not usually in any big hurry, but those that live alone are usually desperate for human interaction. The teller could have said, "Why, Mrs Smith, I would love to chat with you, but as you can see, there are many people in line. Why don't you have a seat over here, and we'll talk when I have a free moment?" That would have been respectful to both the elderly lady AND the impatient jerks (sorry Dr. Adams) in line.
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