[ExI] retrainability of plebeians

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun May 3 03:37:39 UTC 2009

2009/5/3 painlord2k at libero.it <painlord2k at libero.it>:

>> Something breaks when, after a few years of this, the population
>> realises they are becoming increasingly worse off relative to those
>> countries that have better economic systems. So in the end every
>> country in the world should converge towards low taxes and low
>> government spending, if that does indeed lead to better outcomes.
> This is because so many countries have public education.
> To fill young head with trash about economy.
> Over this, many groups have interests in filling the head of people of
> strange ideas about economy.
> Nothing really new, as Bastiat wrote about this 200 years ago.

In Eastern Europe for decades the people were fed propaganda and
locked up (or worse) if they dissented; and still they saw that they
were worse off than their neighbours and threw out the communists. Are
you saying that the anti-capitalist propaganda and other impediments
to political and economic change are even worse in modern democracies
that in the Soviet Union?

Stathis Papaioannou

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