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  •  Horace Mann was part of the 1%... (0+ / 0-)

    and I think he and fellow elite folks had a vested interest, worth paying for, in maintaining the primacy of Protestant values and elite control of the political process through compulsory standardized public schools.  I would think their would be some sort of comparable stake today.

    Cooper Zale Los Angeles

    by leftyparent on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 11:41:52 AM PDT

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    •  Back then even the wealthy had to rub shoulders... (1+ / 0-)
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      with the great unwashed; everyone travelled by train, and the need to employ the 99% in one's factories was obvious.

      Today's 1%-ers just move piles of money around electronically. They could do that from the moon. They feel no connection whatsoever with the rest of us.

      •  You may be right!... (0+ / 0-)

        The pools of workers and growing markets these days are in other parts of the world.  What happens to U.S. workers and consumers may not be as significant as it once was.

        But we still are voters so they cannot distance themselves completely!

        Cooper Zale Los Angeles

        by leftyparent on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 01:21:48 PM PDT

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