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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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We are in a recession. Tax revenues are declining. What caused the recession? The most likely answer is both too much government spending and too much government interference in the economy. Nonetheless, only our local government has any intention … Continue reading
With Internet speed, news travels. So it is that an Independent Survey – Math Investigations Success Stories is making its way around. Soon everyone who wants to know will know that Math Investigations lacks solid evidence for success. For example … Continue reading
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