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Quote of the Day

It is time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy. It’s a bureaucratic system where everybody’s role is spelled out in advance, and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It’s not a surprise when a school system doesn’t improve. It more resembles a Communist economy than our own market economy.

— Albert Shanker


Quote of the Day

We live in a nightmare of falsehoods, and there are few who are sufficiently awake and aware to see things as they are. Our first duty is to clear away illusions and recover a sense of reality. If war should come, it will do so on account of our delusions, for which our hag-
ridden conscience attempts to find moral excuses. To recover a sense of reality is to recover the truth about ourselves and the world in which we live, and thereby to gain the power of keeping this world from flying asunder.

–Nikolai Berdyaev

Quote of the Day

Many of the deliberate con artists are the “true believers” of fanatical religious or political sects who actually accept the dogma that it is a mortal sin for you to take care of yourself and your family first and in any way exercise your right to the pursuit of happiness while their precious cause is in any way neglected, underfunded or even unaccepted.

— Rick Graber

Quote of the Day

Liberty … was a two-headed boon.

There was first, the liberty of the people as a whole
to determine the forms of their own government,
to levy their own taxes, and to make their own laws….

There was second, the liberty of the individual man
to live his own life, within the limits of decency and decorum,
as he pleased — freedom from the despotism of the majority.

— H. L. Mencken