Ed Rector said:
There are more than 2000 colleges in the USA offering tens of thousands of degrees/majors.
Oh yes, there are also a few thousand JC's, trade schools and apprentice programs that train welders.
Who should decide what any individual student wants to study?? Senator Rubio, the Mercatus Center or the individual student??
And you call yourselves 'freedom-loving Libertarians' !!
You need a "like" button. Here's to enjoying bacon and eggs on an unusually warm fall day and doing so guilt free.
I'd also suggest that work is just part of who some people are and a reason they got rich. A friend's dad comes to mind; he's a millionaire and in his 60s and a couple years ago I saw him cleaning one of his rental houses and wondered why he didn't pay someone to do it, but he's just one of those guys who'd rather work than golf or relax.
Jim Rose said:
It is often forgotten that the Minister for International trade and industry in the late 1960s up until 1971 was Tanaka – the most corrupt man in postwar Japanese politics.
He had previously been Minister for Public Works, but to generate the necessary bribe income to pay an entire generation of Japanese politicians to step aside to allow him to become Prime Minister in the early 1970s at a young age, he thought the Ministry of International trade and industry was a better position to garner influence and donations.
My professors in Japan worked in the Ministry of International trade and industry and the Ministry of Finance in the 1970s and 1960s. None of them seemed to carry over their picking winners skills into their private portfolios when they retired.
Interested to see how not only did Hamilton gain a vote, but also how Jefferson lost one.
Dave Megan said:
Merging of companies is always better when they have a better goal. It will give better service for the public.
Ed Rector said:
The 'quickened pace of production' of the early Reagan years was directly attributable to RR's massive deficit spending.
The national debt almost tripled under the watch of St. Ronnie. BO will have to work overtime to even approach this record of accomplishment.
The last two paragraphs comport perfectly with what Paul Tough describes in a book you posted on a few months ago, "How Children Succeed." Tough advocates that a stable, loving relationship between kids and their parents, especially in the first few years of life, produces self-assured and less anxious adults due to brain formation or chemical reactions that take place in a baby's brain (simplified summary).
As always, appreciate the posts, especially the Paul Tough book.