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Why the Left loses: we see their vision of a new America

Summary: Left and right are engaged in a never-ending struggle not just for control of America’s politics, but for its soul. Since 1980 the Right has been winning, slowly rolling back the essential aspects of the New Deal. Today we have another chapter explaining why the Left loses. Their weakness is self-inflicted. Let’s hope they …

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The education crisis spreads to the professions. Watch the universities crack.

Summary: Posts on this website have long forecast massive structural change in America. In 2013 this process slowly becomes visible.   Today we look at the first signs of collapse in the business model of America’s universities. The For More Information section has a wealth of information about the crisis in education (and links to …

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Media madness #2 – their lies and ignorance make us stupid

An ongoing series at the FM website describes how we’re ignorant because we read the newspapers.  Today’s example comes from USA Today:   “Americans’ tax burden is lightest in developed world“, 25 November 2009 — Excerpt: You’d never know it from all the cable news chatter, but Americans bear the lightest tax burden in the developed world. Total …

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What should a student learn from college? Why go to college?

In the comments to yesterday’s post a discussion arose about the purpose of a college education, sparked by ”JOURNAL: I’m Young and Need Advice“ by John Robb, posted at his website Global Guerrillas, 26 October 2009.   Robb replies to an important question often asked by young people:  “What should I be doing to prepare myself for an …

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Is a college education worth a million dollars?

Summary:  One of the sad aspects of modern America is our gullibility.  We’ll believe the most preposterous statements if they feed our shiny prejudices.  Such as educators telling us that a college education is worth a million dollars.  This is the 4th in the FM site’s series about education (at the end are links to …

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