Re: One humanity, all in the same boat

From: Chris Hibbert (
Date: Sun Jan 13 2002 - 23:28:33 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> Chris Hibbert wrote:
> >people want an education (for themselves or their children) enough to work
> >overtime to get it, they value what they get and manage it wisely. If
> >education is a gift or a right, many will squander it and not realize until
> >they finally are on their own that their choices make a difference.
> You bet. People must stop paying differentially for the education of their
> children, especially via inherited wealth. Those sorry offspring at Harvard
> and Yale and Oxford and Melbourne University who have prime-rib education,
> attractive clothes, sexy cars and excellent housing heaped upon them
> without suffering will come to no good, mark my words.

Hmmm. Okay, it may look like that's what I was talking about, but there does
seem to be a difference between having your relatives give you an education as
a gift (or a right) and the government doing so.

I think I talked, in the same message, about being prepared to subsidize the
educations of my nieces and nephews. I don't see why the sarcasm is called for.


Chris Hibbert

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