In a Firedoglake article on corporatism the author quotes FDR: Liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. This is a classic misunderstanding. People seem to think that the public and private sectors are at … [Read more…]
In a recent Reason blog post Lawrence Lessig is quoted as saying “Our Framers wanted a Congress dependent not upon foreign powers, or upon the President, or upon anything else save upon the People.” Lessig said this while bitching about the Citizen’s ruling. I’m so tired of hearing people whine about this being the end … [Read more…]
The best rap video on Austrian economics versus Keynesianism in the history of mankind.
Alabama Education Association District 28 UniServe director Jocelyn Schilling said “That scares me a little bit,” about the fact that charter schools aren’t required to offer their teachers tenure. Later in the North Jefferson News article Schilling said that schools in north Jefferson County all perform at a high level. What? “‘Communities are happy with … [Read more…]
Mortimer Jordan High School principal Barbara Snider quoted in the North Jefferson News: “It certainly seems like it would be a boom to Alabama to have charter schools and the good things that come with them,” she said. Yes, a big boom indeed.
I just love these guys. “It would be easy to blame the restaurant owners. What is with these people and why can’t they at least have a clean restroom? But reacting this way would be unjust. The hidden hand behind this unsanitary calamity is the US government.”
From the Gadsden Times: MONTGOMERY — A charter school bill that could help Alabama be more competitive in applying for federal education funds is being prepared for the 2010 legislative session that begins Jan. 12. For it: Birmingham News, The Alabama Policy Institute, Gov. Bob Riley, Alabama Possible, Caroline Novack of the A+ Partnership, Former … [Read more…]
Gosh, even the hardly Anarcho-capitalist Birmingham News editorial board favors allowing charter schools in Alabama. While I couldn’t agree less with their main reason – Alabama schools will be more likely to get more federal dollars for education with a charter school law – I’ve got to commend them on their conclusion: why punish students … [Read more…]
I wrote this a while ago but with the holidays and whatnot didn’t have time/inclination to post it. Learned today via al.com that my home state of Alabama might be getting herself some charter schools! Yeehaw! While charter schools are hardly the Anarcho-capitalist ideal, I believe they can constitute a step in the right direction. … [Read more…]
From a Reason Magazine interview with CEO of Whole Foods John Mackey: We’ve created this wall in the world. On the one hand, we believe that not-for-profits and government are motivated by a deeper purpose—public service—and then on the other side of this wall, we have corporations and businesses, and they’re motivated strictly by selfishness … [Read more…]