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Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Communism

Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Communism

These are the kinds of forms you have to fill out in this country in a place like that if you want to start a business or get anything done. But if you think that only happens here, tell me when was the last time you stood in line to get a driver’s license or a registration plate, or do you know anybody in Britain, or France, or Germany or the United States who has built a house sometime in…

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Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Redistribution of Wealth

Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Redistribution of Wealth

You take the case of the United States during the 19th century and of Britain in the 19th century. At the time of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1899, total government spending in Britain was 10% of the national income. Up until 1929 in the United States, except for periods of great war, total government spending in the United States was about 10% of national income. Now that is a very far cry from a government which spends over half of…

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Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Vouchers

Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Vouchers

MAURICE WALTON, PARENT: As the present system stands, I think virtually parents have got no freedom of choice whatsoever. They are told what is good for them by the teachers, and are told that the teachers are doing a great job, and I’ve just got no say at all. If the voucher system were introduced, I think it would bring teachers and parents together, I think closer. A parent that is worried about his child would remove their child from…

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Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Parental Control

Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Parental Control

The schooling of children occurs at the intersection of two basic rights: one is the right for me to bring up, and I have five children and a grandchild, but the right for me to bring up my children the way that I see fit. The other right is the right of a nation to school its children, or to reproduce values and attitudes and knowledge that help to sustain the particular things, including respect for these various amendments, that…

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