Role Of Government: Open Thread

For my liberal friends:

What is the characteristic of “a thing” that requires the State enact that thing rather than make sure that thing simply occurs.

For example, the State should be concerned with feeding its people, yet the State doesn’t participate in feeding the people.  However, the State should be concerned with educating its people AND the State feels IT has to do the educating.

Why?

2 responses to “Role Of Government: Open Thread

  1. Public education probably did more to increase the wealth and prosperity of European and American citizens starting in the 19th century. I think most people would prefer education be something that voters have a say in (through school boards, community governance) rather than be run by for profit organizations. I think the goal is to make sure all children get an opportunity to succeed, and leaving it to the parents might mean children with crappy parents would end up with very limited options. Schools might provide a way out. Conditions are different than they were in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, and cities and communities are exploring different options, we’ll get data on them. People do have private school and home school options as well.

    • Public education probably did more to increase the wealth and prosperity of European and American citizens starting in the 19th century.

      I agree.

      I think most people would prefer education be something that voters have a say in (through school boards, community governance) rather than be run by for profit organizations.

      Maybe. But you would have a hard tie convincing me that I have less of a say when I walk into a car dealer looking to be delighted than if I walk into a school looking to be delighted. The customer rules!

      I think it’s proper the state cares for the education of kids, by the way.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *