Re: Guaranteed income (was capitalist religion)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 18:57:52 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > Of all rationales for equalization, the only one I find at all, even
> > minimally, justifiable, is in funding education. IMHO, every citizen
> > must have a significant level of education, especially in civic virtue,
> > in order to be an effective citizen...
> Of course, the state gets a terrific return on its investment in
> public education, for the values taught there tend to create great
> armies of wage slaves, which then dutifully pay taxes and perpetuate
> the system. Note that I am not actually criticizing this system, as
> one who received 12 years of public education.
> Those who had public education are welcome to counterexample,
> but my notion is that public schools encourage joining the ranks
> of the corporation, the joys of a 9 to 5 etc, but do not really help in
> giving one the skills and values of an entrepreneur or an innovator.
> The private schools do this better.

Which is why I suggested a private system of financial aid financed by
future earnings as superior to confiscatory systems.

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