a place for thoughts or a lack thereof
Friday, August 28, 2009
And once again the Scifi anthology that I was reading last month comes to the rescue with some interesting comentary on the news of the day. In this case results of avoiding mertit based promtion. The post is discussion public school teachers in the US, while The Highest Treason by Randall Garrett supposes a world so egalatarian that humans are unable to repulse an alien threat.
But otherwise they're exactly the same.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Just read the post linked to in the title and it struck me as an acute trouble with the hardline ideology of small govenenment. There needs to be some ideological slack where the private market is unable to do what needs doing, there are just some things that the profit incentive is simple ilsuited to deal with.
An alternative is always something along the lines of issuing income guarantees at birth and accepting that much of society will spend their lives anethetized in front of the TV, but then that's a little big government too.