NationStates Jolt Archive

Education: my choice ain't there!

27-11-2003, 04:02

First of all i'm not sure wether everyone gets the same issue at the same time. I have a problem: i can't chose between these 2 options. Here's a paste

Subject: Budget Time: Accountants Excited

Intro: It's time for the government to allocate spending for the coming year, and as always, special interest groups are keen to have their say.

1 "The state of the education system is, in many areas, simply frightful," says Teachers Union leader Abraham Mombota. "And even where we are doing well, we could do better. I appeal to the authorities for a substantial boost in funding (A). Remember, the children are our future. (B)"


4 "Hey, I've got a crazy idea," says noted libertarian and bird-watcher Zeke Christmas. "How about the government stops taking so much tax from people? Give us a tax cut and we'll buy (A) the things we need ourselves. People need to be weaned off the government teat (B)!"

(Emphasis, bold, italic, subject, intro and a/b added)

Statement two and three are out of line. They don't matter for my problem. My problems with (A) is that i fundamentally don't agree with it. Now, if i'd chose for option one it means taxes raise, and it also means the people rely more on the government which i don't want. If i'd go for option four, it means people need to buy such things theirselves which is not what i want since then the poor can't pay it. Besides that, i don't want people to pay, i want a gift economy. I agree with both end statements in (B).

I'd argue: chosing for 1 means more knowledge leading to a more anarchistic society (my goal) while chosing 4 means the people have more choice to do with their money what they want be it creativity, art, education or something else they wish.

The easy solution is to dismiss. I'd consider that after i debated it and still can't chose.

Based on my dogma wanting a gift-economy and anarchistic society, what do you think?