The discussion on govcare got me thinking, maybe we’re doing this wrong.
We’ve got thousands of social justice equity government programs, laws and agencies.
According to many, they aren’t making a difference. It’s not enough!
I don’t really know how Norway does it. Do they have thousands too?
Or are they just doing a few really well?
Maybe doing a few really way is a better way and would be more palatable for Americans who aren’t psychotic neo-Marxists.
@DisturbedGuy says govcare will work, but admits gov needs to be fixed for it to work. Why would we add yet another program to a broken gov?
I agree the healthcare system in this country sucks. I don’t agree that “just another program” is the solution.
Poverty - there is one metric that is consistently indicative of poverty above all others. Not race, not sex, not gender.
Cognitive ability. In other words dull people make bad decisions. Race etc has nothing to do with it. Stupid is as stupid does in other words.
Can we make people smarter then? Not really. Data shows “education” doesn’t do nearly as much as we have been led to believe.
Even Harvard can’t make a genius out of a moron. More education appears to be an answer because people with more education get better outcomes. What we fail to realize is that it’s not because of more education. The people getting more education were smarter to begin with. That’s why they made the good decision to study.
But even then… look at the hourly rate for adjunct professors in science and mathematics. It’s not worth it.
So education isn’t the answer.
In this country, it’s not “generational wealth” either. Exceptions don’t make the rule.
Cognitive ability is a hard one. Absent a breeding program, not much to be done. But maybe being honest and have realistic expectations.
We used to say “Anybody can grow up to be President in this country!” That’s not true, it never was. Nor should it be.
Maybe instead of “MORE!” we should strive for “better!”
Fewer programs and agencies. Better focus and accountability.
I am in favor of looking at single payer healthcare. I am adamantly opposed to the current structure of centgov managing it.
I am in favor of helping hand up. Opposed to hand out. But the latter may be necessary. There may be a certain percentage of our population that is simply too stupid to make it in this system. Does that mean we have to punish the ones that are smart enough?
Think about how many programs we have to help “under-performing children” in schools. How many do we have for gifted children? Harvard is running our government. Basically ruling us by proxy. Yet what are they focused on? Skin color.
“No Child Left Behind” looks good on a bumper sticker. It’s not reality.
The keys to what people really need are not nearly as many or detailed as we’re pretending. They do need to be really well managed.