Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's the intention that counts

The Cato Institute vice-president David Boaz made an interesting, but not at all surprising point:

"I don’t know much about Arne Duncan, President-elect Obama’s choice to be Secretary of Education. But I do note this: In seven years running the Chicago public schools, this longtime friend of Obama was apparently not able to produce a single public school that Obama considered good enough for his own children."

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Meanwhile, the New York Times story on Arne Duncan's appointment led off with this paragraph:

Arne Duncan, the Chicago schools superintendent known for taking tough steps to improve schools while maintaining respectful relations with teachers and their unions, is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice as secretary of education..."

Because, you know, it's a tough balance.

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Also from the Cato blog, Daniel J. Mitchell attempts to explain the fundamental flaws of Keynesian economics that people everywhere are finding themselves enamored with.

1 Comments:

Anonymous nils said...

thanks for sharing the video, it's laid out pretty simply

another good resource for alternative economic advice is: http://www.financialsense.com

it can be a little overwhelming if you don't know a ton of econospeak but their weekly radio shows have been pretty spot on about oil predictions, the american recession / depression etc...

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