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Win-win for humankind?

By Nathan Barton As I’ve pointed out before, madness seems to be growing (or at least more visible) in the Fifty States today.  Much of that is a nihilistic sort of insanity: people who are self-destructive and reject not just … Continue reading

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Our improving planetary economy

By Nathan Barton One of the amazing things about America, about the Fifty States, is that we have done so much to reduce poverty and deal with homelessness, hunger, lack of medical care, and more DESPITE the ever-increasing burden of … Continue reading

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Comparing apples and oranges – education and more

By Nathan Barton What should government provide?  How? Under what limits? Over at FEE.org, Kerry McDonald has an excellent article comparing public libraries and public schools. It triggered more thoughts and some memories of political campaigns from years back. She … Continue reading

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How much is a “free education” worth?

By Nathan Barton It’s right there in the State Constitution: § 1.   Uniform system of free public schools. The stability of a republican form of government depending on the morality and intelligence of the people, it shall be the duty of … Continue reading

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Public schooling is fading fast – but there is hope

By Nathan Barton As we read, day after day, how public (government-run, tax-funded) schools spiral downhill more and more rapidly here in the Fifty States, we find that the alternatives are alive, well, and growing more and more important. Around … Continue reading

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A call to liberate children and families

By Nathan Barton In my commentary back in June, entitled “A need to liberate children and family” (and other articles, including many since then: notably my comments yesterday about John W Whitehead’s excellent “Jesus was born in a police state” … Continue reading

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Of Frogs and Universities

By Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D. Over the past half century or so there have been unprecedented changes in higher education which most exquisitely are explained by The Frog Theory. Per Wikipedia, The Frog Theory goes as follows: If a frog … Continue reading

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