AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Yes on the surface people look different, but that is only looks and skin color does not make people somehow different and diverse. Diversity comes from different back grounds. There is no difference between a poor Anglo or a poor Hispanic Etc. If a school is trying to build a good student body and a good learning environment, the first thing that should be at the top of the list is to treat all students equally.
I realize that schools compete for students. But face it all students are lacking education otherwise they would not need to be there. It should be expected since our lower education system is lacking that students will show up at higher education institutions needing help. And it does not take a genius to figure out the more wealthy students had an advantage over the poor students living in poor conditions.
Unfortunately even though I do not like the methods of Socialism, Socialists do make a good point when they assert that higher education is important. Socialists loose me with the "it should be free" part though, nothing is free someone always pays for it. We pay for public schools it is not free. But non the less there should be no barriers for the youth that want to further their education in a meaningful way. The benefits to society is huge.
But we should regulate colleges strictly to benefit the students rather than the school. Perhaps many of the students with high debt were encouraged to train in a field that does not need them.
Seems like a good way to make money by exploiting the naive students.
If we don't "recognize that race exists," in regards to hiring workers/admitting students, we will severely damage the problem known as racism. Doing so would destroy both discrimination for and against people of different race.
One party tells all americans they will strive for a level playing field to ensure all americans will have an equal shot at success if they are willing to work hard and make sacrifices.
The other party tells us they must deprive some americans to provide for other americans who are disadvantaged because of the color of their skin and are unable to provide for themselves.
The two parties will split the members of the group who have been designated to provide, into those who agree to provide out of guilt and those who dissagree to provide because the reasons are bogus.
The americans who are reaping the fruits of labor of others will flock nearly 100% to the political party who is responsible for this endless gravy train and to ensure their future votes the party must maintain their poverty and dependence.
When a crime is ignored ~ it becomes flagrant;
When a crime is rewarded ~ it becomes epidemic:
No Amnesty No Exception
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
Your deduction is lame. They still ask for race in job application forms. To try and and say that it is because they want to discriminate against "whites" is disingenuous - that has never been a factor.
What you are suggesting is that they do away with the "race" question - then it will be impossible to prove that some "whites" are still willing to discriminate and only accept other whites.
And, as for your comment about liberals and democrats being against racism, we show it in the legislation that we support, not in trying to come up with trick questions.
Oh, and I happened to vote wrong, I don't think race should be a factor for admission, so sue me.
Last edited by mertex; 12-01-11 at 04:09 PM.
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