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Old 09-02-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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. . . i used to be against tariffs because i saw it as yet another tax on the middle class . . .
Is that not funny that "they" actually managed to mis-educate the country to the point that economic "medicine" was relabeled as a poison?

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but seriously at this point i don't know what else we can do to save our industries from all the corruption that is going on.
ahh, not so hard.

First, remember we are dealing with myths and (lower case) gods.

Know to kill them? Stop believing in them. All their power goes away.

Present myth and god of US Corporate Capitalism is the Global Plantation model. The priests of this religion are various MBA Ivy League and Wantabes, and these Corporate Business types with cross-ties in .gov land.

Stop believing in it and it starts to die.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Now it seems most HS's only want to teach the service levels, and are terrified of encouraging the mechanical and academic students to achieve and become.
How certain are you that this is true (the part about "most" high schools)?

My kids attend/attended public schools in the Austin area. They were exposed to far more than education focused on "service levels." Computer science, environmental science, all kinds of science, economics, etc.

My public school education several decades ago, in large upper middle class areas, offered almost none of these classes. We definititely had a vocational track (auto shop for example), typing, etc. for those not planning on college. We had calculus, physics, chemistry - in other words classic curriculum. But nothing like what my kids had access to.

I think the article linked in the beginning is shallow and only scratches the surface. Nothing in that article could be used by Congress to actually act upon.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:09 AM
 
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We have way too many lawyers in this country and way too many lawyers bickering over, fighting for, and enforcing too many damn laws. 3/4 of our fricking government are lawyers.

As for doctors the funny thing about medicine is there is hardly ANY competition in the medical establishment. The AMA controls how many doctors are graduated into the work force creating a false sense of supply and demand. Doctors don't compete for jobs at all. Ever see an out of work doctor? Hardly. They might have to deal with medicare, lower salaries, lawsuits and high malpractice insurance but I don't feel sorry for any of them.......they are antithetical to everything free market. Healthcare is an utter dismal failure in the US mostly because of too little competition, big corporations i.e. drug companies and health insurance companies. 90% of the US economy is based on rackets.........from higher education, to healthcare, to agriculture etc. There is some significant amount of government support/subsidy in just about every sector in the US nowadays.
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