Re: ECON: Lack of skilled people in the USA

From: Chris Russo (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 20:28:04 MST

[ Max's long post snipped so that Damien doesn't yell at me ]

At 20:16 -0600 1/30/01, Randy Smith wrote:
>Your implicit agreementr with the gist of this article seems at odds
>with your Libertarian stance. Why should a Lib care if others in the
>country (Libs don't like countries anyway, etc etc) he happens to
>live in are (most certainly arguably IMO) less skilled than they

I don't think that it's fair to say that a Libertarian is against
educating the members of his society. Maybe a Libertarian would
highly prefer private schools, or if they have to be public schools,
locally directed and funded ones.

The other more important thing to keep in mind is that an EXTROPIAN
cares a hell of a lot about the education of the members of his
society. That level of education could easily determine whether or
not he is still *alive* by the time a cure for aging is discovered.


Chris Russo

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought 
or deed, I will gladly change.  I seek the truth, which never yet 
hurt anybody.  It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance 
which does harm."
              -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21

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