SOCIETY: Education is the key (was The privatization of public security in South America?)

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 18:15:40 MDT

John Grigg wrote

> MIT is in the process of putting the contents of almost all their classes onto
> the net. I think this is a wonderful thing so people can not only explore the
> topics, but "wade in" and see if they might ever handle the subject.

I've got an even better idea! We all know that education is the key.
We should forthwith open up in every city in America a number of
places where people can come in and read almost any book for FREE.
Not only that, but after proper licensing, they might take any of
the materials home, and study to their hearts' content. While perhaps
it wouldn't be appropriate to fund this at the national level, I very
much favor local municipalities getting behind this idea.

> One thing to remember though, even having all this knowledge online, or even
> offering free classes may not be enough. As discussed here earlier, some
> people just do not have the intellectual power to do "top ten list" jobs in the
> information age. Which is not to say they could at least fulfill whatever
> limited potential they have.

Education is all that the under class needs! If each person were to
take full advantage of what would be available under my proposal,
poverty and ignorance would be greatly reduced.


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