SusanCorrell at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Wed Jul 28 18:45:49 MDT 1999
As logical as this sounds to me, I see a basic problem with your idea. If
the teacher is a liberal, he would teach that the 2 kids working to earn
their money should WANT to give the kid next door the money, as he is a
minority or disabled or some such other. But, if the teacher was
conservative, it would be the correct idea.
> From: Jim Nantz <jnantz at STUDENT.GC.MARICOPA.EDU>
> To: RUSHTALK at hermes.csd.net
> Subject: Re: tax cuts
> Date: Tuesday, July 27, 1999 9:47 PM
> I am a firm believer that economics should be taught in the schools
> beginning in Kindergarten. As the kids get older the subject could be
> taught in more depth. By the time a kid graduates from High School
> he/she/it should have a good idea how the American economic system
> For the 6 year old crowd; I imagine taxes being explained as follows:
> Dick and Jane set up a lemonade stand.
> Each day Dick and Jane earn $5 profit.
> The big, bad IRS man comes along and tells Dick and Jane they must give
> him $3 for every $5 they earn.
> He threatens to put them in jail if they don't pay.
> The big, bad IRS man goes next door and gives the $3 to the neighbor kid
> who didn't do anything.
> If I were in charge of a school; that school would teach the basics
> (reading, writing, math), economics, and firearms safety. As the kids
> got older they would get hands on experience with a firearm.
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