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  •  A good one, too. (10+ / 0-)

    Every time I hear that particular crud, I say, "So, tell me about the flexible demand in education."
    Huh?
    "Well, supply and demand are flexible. If there is an increase in demand, there will be more supply, and that will lower cost. This is supposed to be more efficient than any regulatory or stimulated response."
    Well, people open schools.
    "And when there is low demand?"
    Huh?
    "When there are too few students to make a profit?"
    Oh.

    "And, um, if you charge too much, what happens?"
    People go elsewhere.
    "Really? So that's why people buy bottled water and why private schools that charge so much that parents take on debt are empty?"
    That's their choice.
    "Is it an informed choice? Is it an efficient and necessary choice?"

    Idjits. Education is not for profit. Even when Aristotle went strolling, it wasn't for profit.

    Every reductio ad absurdum will seem like a good idea to some fool or another.

    by The Geogre on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 06:12:03 AM PDT

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