Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The failure of the Great Society and the Welfare State in a Simple Phrase

It takes a village, otherwise known as the notion that children belong not to their parents, but to "society" and therefore ultimately the state.  Ignoring 6000 years of history and the evidence that the best predictor of a child's success is the marital status and attitudes of his parents, they proceed to re-try the experiment ("maybe the results we'll change now that smart people like us are in charge!") and wonder why the results are the same.

It is as if blood is thicker than water, or even tax revenues.

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