The awful truth: education won't stop the west getting poorer

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    Check out the article cited: Neoliberals?

    There is a concerted attack on this country from right wing conservatives. The end goal is unclear. The evidence is clear. Attacks on:

    Education
    Teachers
    Middle Class
    Science
    The right for collective bargaining

    Attacks on regulations that:

    Keep air clean
    Keep water clean
    protect the economy from Wall Street
    protect the middle class from banks, credit card companies

    So what is the real message here? Don't fight? Don't compete?

    The truth is, it's the people with education who have the greatest chance to "make money".

    I don't understand the right wing agenda of "be stupid".
     
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    Attempts to fix things that are unhealthy for Americans are not attacks
     
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    Such as?

    Notice, no one could deny anything I listed. What good would it do? We all know it's the truth.
     
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    Not commenting on a post does not infer agreement not disagreement by default.
     
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    Why is there no discussion in the west of reversing the trend toward globalization?
     
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    Granted, but still, no one will disagree with:

    Right wing Attacks on:

    Education
    Teachers
    Middle Class
    Science
    The right for collective bargaining

    Attacks on regulations that:

    Keep air clean
    Keep water clean
    protect the economy from Wall Street
    protect the middle class from banks, credit card companies

    The right has been very vocal about these things. They can't really be denied. Not with a straight face.

    And what exactly was the message of that dumb article? Give up? We can only fail? People overseas are better than us? Screw that. I don't believe it.

    Compared to other countries overseas, this country is nearly pristine. You can thank liberals for that. We have resources, the top institutions in the world and left wingers who are willing to compete. The "right"? Not so much.
     
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    We can have globalization and still compete. However, we can't compete against workers who live in dorms, eat at cafeterias and make a measly 51 cents an hour working 50 to 60 hours a week.

    Unlike right wingers, I don't believe we need to reduce our standard of living, merely bring everyone else's up to our level. And that's one of the reasons we have government. Not just to protect us with the military, but to protect the best interests of the country. The right thinks corporations and rich people ARE the country. They're wrong. Again.
     

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