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Head Start: Another Costly Government Failure

loadstar Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:48 PM
We have wasted more ($180 billion) on Headstart than we spent on the Apollo Space Program...which at least produced big strides in research and technology while employing many among the educated. And even the LEFT now concedes that there is NO measurable effect of Headstart. The "Po' People" do NO BETTER in school! The REAL reason is low aptitude, NOT lack of spending on them! We can try to assure equality of OPPORTUNITY...but NOT equality of RESULT!
wiseone Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 5:40 PM
But Head Start does work with respect to its real purposes, which are to get votes for the Democrats (especially from blacks) and to give political payback jobs to rank and file Democrats.

What’s more realistic: A unicorn, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or a successful government program?

This isn’t a trick question. Even though I’ve presented both theoretical and empirical arguments against government spending, that doesn’t mean every government program is a failure.

I suppose the answer depends on the definition of success.

Government roads do enable me to get from Virginia to Washington every day. And the Post Office usually gets mail from one side of the country to another. By that standard, many government programs and activities yield positive results.

But if the question is whether government achieves anything...

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