Re: ECON: Lack of skilled people in the USA

From: Raidet (
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 05:01:09 MST

> But then school almost invariably taught math as a black box where you
> plug problems into a formula that works for some unknown reason and
> churn out answers. Relatively rarely is enough to really understand
> taught.

This situation is the same in the UK. I'm very aware of the fact that I
understand virtually nothing of mathematics, whilst being able to plug
meaningless numbers into a quadratic equation formula to produce two more
meaningless numbers. I'd be very interested to discover the function of such


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