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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    The teachers I know disagree. We all know of teachers buying equipment so they can do their jobs.
    Suburban teachers buy things as well but the issue is a supposed disparity in spending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello cawacko,



    Has it ever occurred to you that rich liberals and other liberals don't have the same concerns?

    Number one truth victim in politics is comprehensive understanding due to stereotyping.
    You made the claim, with zero evidence, that we don't teach civics in school because Republicans cut funding.

    Then you claim Democrats support funding for school and teacher unions etc.

    Now you are saying rich and poor liberals have different concerns over education.

    Your responses are all over the place and then you blame stereotyping which is exactly what you've been doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    What if we consider a generic society. A fictitious place on a fictitious planet.

    And in this society they have extreme wealth inequality.

    Most of the people work really hard, but most of the spoils go to a relatively few.

    Can that society endure when everybody knows the wealth controlled by the few is enough to make everyone quite comfortable, but they are not?

    How are they going to feel, knowing that their work generates plenty of wealth, they just never get to enjoy it.

    Why, that sounds like the seeds for a revolt.
    Wasn't it kind of that way in the European feudal systems that we learned about in school, and how bad it was for the average citizen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    Suburban teachers buy things as well but the issue is a supposed disparity in spending.
    I already showed you why the suburban teachers have it better. They have a much higher tax base. They have much more money. Do i have to repost it ? here is another one.https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/...ng-tax/585691/

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    What's The Problem With Extreme Wealth Inequality?
    The 1% who fund, own, and operate the GOP have got no problems with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpet View Post
    What's The Problem With Extreme Wealth Inequality?
    The 1% who fund, own, and operate the GOP have got no problems with it.
    Taking what someone else has earned because you couldn't make it is a problem. Stop being jealous because you failed in life.

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    Hello cawacko,

    Quote Originally Posted by cawacko View Post
    You made the claim, with zero evidence, that we don't teach civics in school because Republicans cut funding.

    Then you claim Democrats support funding for school and teacher unions etc.

    Now you are saying rich and poor liberals have different concerns over education.

    Your responses are all over the place and then you blame stereotyping which is exactly what you've been doing.
    Very interesting how two people can look at the same set of circumstances and see two entirely different stories, eh?

    And I assure you that however strongly you may believe in the sincerity of your convictions, mine are equally so. And the proof that mine are correct is how our poorly students compare with those of other nations. We do not do enough to educate them. Period.
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    Hello ThatOwlWoman,

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Wasn't it kind of that way in the European feudal systems that we learned about in school, and how bad it was for the average citizen?
    It was, but the difference was the people were purposely kept illiterate and unable to understand that any other way of life might be possible than the one they were born into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    It was, but the difference was the people were purposely kept illiterate and unable to understand that any other way of life might be possible than the one they were born into.
    And now we have Republicans trying to do the same.

    "We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the nation’s history."

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...textbooks.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    What if we consider a generic society. A fictitious place on a fictitious planet.

    And in this society they have extreme wealth inequality.

    Most of the people work really hard, but most of the spoils go to a relatively few.

    Can that society endure when everybody knows the wealth controlled by the few is enough to make everyone quite comfortable, but they are not?

    How are they going to feel, knowing that their work generates plenty of wealth, they just never get to enjoy it.

    Why, that sounds like the seeds for a revolt.
    How can an economic system be vibrant when most of the wealth is not in circulation?

    That would seem to limit economic activity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    What if we consider a generic society. A fictitious place on a fictitious planet.

    And in this society they have extreme wealth inequality.

    Most of the people work really hard, but most of the spoils go to a relatively few.

    Can that society endure when everybody knows the wealth controlled by the few is enough to make everyone quite comfortable, but they are not?
    You’re right! The place you describe is truly “fictitious.”

    Nowhere on planet earth has the total acquired wealth of the extremely wealthy been enough to make “everyone” comfortable!

    In all of human history “The Wealth” has been “unequally” acquired by earth’s population.

    How are they going to feel, knowing that their work generates plenty of wealth, they just never get to enjoy it.

    Why, that sounds like the seeds for a revolt.
    Those seeds of revolt have been sown many times by misguided souls. Robinhood-ism is “theft.” Theft by one is no better than by any other, it’s the perverted attempt for a perverted justice.

    Socialism, i.e. government forced wealth redistribution in any extreme form has never solved any wealth inequality issue. On the contrary, it is a predestination to elitist dictatorships, where the government’s holders of the power become the super wealthy and the population suffers from disincentive, crippled production and redistributed poverty.

    Only “constitutional” capitalism governed by a loyalty to constitutional principles of “fair opportunity” for all produces the best economic system for all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello cawacko,



    Very interesting how two people can look at the same set of circumstances and see two entirely different stories, eh?

    And I assure you that however strongly you may believe in the sincerity of your convictions, mine are equally so. And the proof that mine are correct is how our poorly students compare with those of other nations. We do not do enough to educate them. Period.
    My whole point is we need education reform. I'm saying the status quo is not acceptable (generally speaking). Thus why I show what people like Steve Jobs and others say when talking about how we need to change/improve the system. To me, saying what we are doing today is fine we just need more money is not an acceptable answer because if give more money and things don't improve you just say we need even more money. It's a never ending cycle. (And yes, money is always important but it's not the only thing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    I already showed you why the suburban teachers have it better. They have a much higher tax base. They have much more money. Do i have to repost it ? here is another one.https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/...ng-tax/585691/
    Not buying it

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    What if we consider a generic society. A fictitious place on a fictitious planet.

    And in this society they have extreme wealth inequality.

    Most of the people work really hard, but most of the spoils go to a relatively few.

    Can that society endure when everybody knows the wealth controlled by the few is enough to make everyone quite comfortable, but they are not?

    How are they going to feel, knowing that their work generates plenty of wealth, they just never get to enjoy it.

    Why, that sounds like the seeds for a revolt.
    I can see now why you vote Democratic. You're an uneducated fool.

    Who is preventing people from getting an education or inventing something everyone needs?

    Who is forcing people to work for far less than they think they are worth?

    When Bill Gates become a billionaire, who was hurt by that? In fact, he created thousands of millionaires and jobs as a result. This is the problem with Marxist dogma, it is fact challenged bullshit.
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