Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Sad Tale of Education & Incarceration

It is no secret that the U.S. is the most incarcerating-est country in the so-called Free World, but things have gotten so bad in California that the prisons budget is approaching the education budget.

In a post at Crooked Timber, blogger Kieran Murphy quotes economist-political scientist Joseph Schumpeter as saying:
"The budget is the skeleton of the state, stripped of all misleading ideologies."
With that in mind, the present trend in California is nothing short of horrifying and we can expect to see much the same elsewhere.

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