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  •  Capitalism is literally destroying the biosphere. (9+ / 0-)

    If it's "here to stay", then a modern society in which degrees matter is not.

    That's rather beside the point, though.  No matter how you divy up an educational pie, there is only so much demand for people with degrees.

    Even if we equalized "opportunity" completely, and erased every shred of influence or advantage currently imparted by wealthy parents, we'd do almost nothing to solve the problems of income inequality.

    More scholarships don't erase the need for someone to fix toilets and flip mattresses and transport goods and repair stuff.

    We don't need anymore casino approaches.  It's not about giving more people "A Chance", (though both right-wingers headlining the Presidential race try to convince us it is every time they get before a mic).

    The only way to address inequality is to start building a basic floor, by fighting to make sure everyone gets to enjoy Roosevelt's 4 freedoms, not by devoting our energy to fights over who gets the Golden Ticket.

    Thinking the "food stamp challenge" teaches you about being poor is like thinking a camping trip will give you insight into being homeless.

    by JesseCW on Sat Jul 07, 2012 at 08:26:15 AM PDT

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