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Education policy

June 29, 2014 - Harry Eagar
And speaking of education policy, and the allegedly better American schools before liberals and unions ruined everything by, you know, allowing every child to go to school, today is the anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act.

Before that, "school" meant for millions of American children was what you see in the photographs at the right:


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Jun-29-14 9:44 PM

They don't have to rise anywhere near the 1% level to start scheming to keep anyone beneath them from rising. The Tea Party is fundamentally people who are desperately afraid that somehow -- perhaps by brown people earning a living wage? -- they will be cast back into the proletariat from which they so recently emerged.

Not all, but the phenomenon is so common as to be able to account for a large fraction of political behavior.

I might be able to understand objections to raises in the minimum wage if the objectors were also objecting to raises at higher levels that do not (so far as anyone can see) contribute to productivity.

But have you ever heard of an objector to increases in the minimum wage make such an argument>? No, you never have.


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