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2013-01-27 Home Front: Politix
How Big Government Undermines Freedom and Prosperity
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Posted by Beavis 2013-01-27 12:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [264 views ]  Top

#1  Show me the private initiatives that have seriously and effectively focused on, say, inner city education alternatives/enrichment backed by internships or apprenticeships, and a visible trend for those grads to have productive careers and lives.

I can't give you the kind of detailed overview you want, lotp, but Procter & Gamble invests both money and volunteer hours in enrichment and guidance programs for minorities in their hometown inner city schools. This and this are just some of their many initiatives intended to lead to increased numbers of employable minorities, whether in the STEM fields or business.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-27 16:19||   2013-01-27 16:19|| Front Page Top

#2 Seattle Times today skewered Phil; how dare he even consider leaving and how will he ever make it on the few mill he has left?
Typical libtard drivel.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2013-01-27 18:10||   2013-01-27 18:10|| Front Page Top

#3 Thanks, tw.

My employer has similar programs. But: it's not obvious that these have a large impact. If they do, it certainly hasn't formed the basis for outreach from the libertarian/right.

And that's the problem that lost the last election, in good part. The left has a compelling story about taking care of people through government. The libertarian/right doesn't have an equally compelling story about the private sector doing a better job by combining freedom with a helping hand for individuals that translates into social benefit overall.

The audience has been shaped to believe that surface equality of opportunity doesn't really translate into equality of opportunity at all due to significant inequalities in circumstance. And they are right to be skeptical, especially in the current environment. Unfortunately, the 'group' voices on the left shouted down the 'individual' emphasis Rawls intended, which exacerbates the demand that government step in. It's all well and good to talk about freedom trumping fairness, but for those who don't believe many of us *are* effectively free to shape our own lives, the message is disbelieved.

Posted by lotp 2013-01-27 18:22||   2013-01-27 18:22|| Front Page Top

#4 Show me the private initiatives that have seriously and effectively focused on, say, inner city education alternatives/enrichment

I'm a Protestant, but I'd still suggest the Roman Catholic parochial school system. Looking for others will be hard because the government has spent the last 80 years crowding them out.

internships or apprenticeships

fought by big government's BFF big labor at every turn

a visible trend for those grads to have productive careers and lives.

who in big government would get a pay increase if this happened? Perhaps if the black church hadn't been co-opted by big government the blacks might finally be having as much success as the much discriminated Catholics have had. But we'll never know because they are a wholly owned subsidiary of the big government.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-01-27 18:38||   2013-01-27 18:38|| Front Page Top

#5 Coveting thy neighbor's goods used to be one of the 10 Commandments, no? Now it's the Democrat Party platform
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-27 19:20||   2013-01-27 19:20|| Front Page Top

#6 Run through all 10. Carefully. How many do government action subvert?
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-01-27 20:17||   2013-01-27 20:17|| Front Page Top

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