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By Richard on January 25, 2012
Heaps of praise from US liberals on a country that’s doing well educating its citizens. Apparently, they treat (and pay) their teachers like rock stars, on par with doctors and lawyers. If the US or UK did that, all the talented people today going into finance would rethink things, to the benefit of society. That’s […]
By Richard on January 16, 2012
As Larry Bartels, a political scientist at Vanderbilt University, has written, globally, the pattern is clear: Whichever party was in power when the Great Depression hit was booted out of office, and whichever party was in power when the global recovery took hold reaped huge political benefits. “In the U.S.,” wrote Bartels, “voters replaced Republicans […]