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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    That bring up some evidence for your actual point. Explain the mechanism by which progressive taxation prevents people from learning how to make money.
    EITC, it is our form of negative tax brackets.
    It pays money to people who earn low incomes.

    It is a direct cash payment with no "learning" qualifier.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    EITC, it is our form of negative tax brackets.
    It pays money to people who earn low incomes.

    It is a direct cash payment with no "learning" qualifier.
    That doesn't prove that it prevents people from "learning" how to earn more income. For example, when I got EITC money I used it to pay tutition.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    EITC, it is our form of negative tax brackets.
    It pays money to people who earn low incomes.

    It is a direct cash payment with no "learning" qualifier.
    I'm all for a welfare system that emphasizes improving the recipient's ability to manage personal finances, but that won't always work.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    That doesn't prove that it prevents people from "learning" how to earn more income. For example, when I got EITC money I used it to pay tutition.
    And that's great, but do you think you are the rule or an exception to the rule?
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    I'm all for a welfare system that emphasizes improving the recipient's ability to manage personal finances, but that won't always be useful.
    And I do agree, but to what extent do we provide welfare for those who chose not to take advantage of the "learning" process of improving their own well being?
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    And I do agree, but to what extent do we provide welfare for those who chose not to take advantage of the "learning" process of improving their own well being?
    I don't think anyone has statistics on that, unfortunately.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I don't think anyone has statistics on that, unfortunately.
    You're probably right, but the best we can do is speculate.
    So using speculation, what do you think the answer could be?
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    You're probably right, but the best we can do is speculate.
    So using speculation, what do you think the answer could be?
    I would venture to guess (and its a guess) that the majority use the funds as intended.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    And I do agree, but to what extent do we provide welfare for those who chose not to take advantage of the "learning" process of improving their own well being?
    It's not a serious concern in the United States. Ambition is high for the most part.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 04-30-11 at 09:02 PM.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I agree. We have gotten too used to our success and have become careless as a result. I believe this is one of our top five problems as a nation. We no longer believe in something greater than ourselves. Even what passes for love of our culture is really just love of the self, which is why ideologies like libertarianism are flourishing (that and the ongoing effort to reshape history in that image). I still wish we made the great gothic style buildings of years past and loved our society in that manner.
    Amen. But I'm much more cynical. I want seccession. I want to see a war fought, between decent Americans, and America's bums. I want to see the bums defeated, and thrown either in prison, or out of the country, FOR GOOD. I want to see The Age of Political Correctness and Post-Modernism ended, with extreme prejudice. If this entails the redrawing of the world map, so be it.
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