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  •  Didn't miss the point. Only wanted to insert (4+ / 0-)

    that the qualification "tax" or "taxpayer" is part of the cons' effort to segregate dollars, as they do people, to make them easier to control.

    The function of taxes is to keep the dollars in motion, moving through the economy, instead of being captured by accumulators. The host of middlemen with which our system of public education has been infected is similar to the host of "investors" on Wall Street, who provide no added value for the dollars they collect and play with.
    Administrators, IMHO, are glorified bookkeepers who invent additional tasks and routines for the teaching and custodial and maintenance staff to justify their existence and remuneration.
    The good thing about dollars is that they provide a measure of relative value and let us determine that people movers are overpaid. I blame the schools of management which, instead of focusing on the allocation of real assets and resources, began to teach, in the late 70s, that the way to get things done is to motivate people and move them around, mostly by threatening to impose penalties on those who don't do what they are told.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 03:39:16 AM PDT

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    •  hannah, I usually agree and learn from your (3+ / 0-)

      comments, but I have to say that it is a bit of a broad stroke to label administrators "glorified bookeepers."  What they do (if they are competent) is a heck of a lot more than that.  

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 06:19:53 AM PDT

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