[ExI] A Small Request [was Re: Impressive book: Farewell to Alms]
fauxever at sprynet.com
Thu Feb 7 04:44:42 UTC 2008
From: "hkhenson" <hkhenson at rogers.com>
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 8:08 PM
> Incidentally, if you read the last part of the book, Clark does talk
> about a well tested method that is known to get *some* of the poor
> out of poverty.
Surely ... not everyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps?
Does Clark have a plan (well-tested or not) for *some* of the mentally ill?
Does he have a plan for the "intellectually challenged," the mentally
challenged, the schizophrenics, the drug addicts, the alcoholics?
My husband remembers seeing a newsreel of how, during the Reagan years, so
many of the mentally ill were de-institutionalized. Reporters took to
asking questions of some of the people who were streaming out of these
places. A reporter asked one of them: "What are you going to do now? Where
are you going?" The answer came back: "I'm going to Hollywood ... to be a
After all these years, my husband has never forgotten that particular
trenchant "sound bite."
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