Investing in Education?

how about spending a little less on Offense & a little more on its own education system?

or maybe that is the whole point – we need dumbed down citizens who will unquestioningly fund our pockets with their blood sweat & tears?

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/surplus-before-schools-as-gonski-report-decries-student-disadvantage-20120220-1tin1.html

Can’t compete!

I had a sense of deja-vu this evening.
Very rarely do I make myself comfortable on the couch AND turn on the television.
I did today, & the “news” was on.
A report about how the manufacturing industries in Australia cannot compete with the rest of the world.
The usual suspect, China.
The unusual suspect? India.

What I heard from one of the owners caused me the sense of deja-vu.

“There’s no way we can compete with manufacturing over there. They have the best technology, it keeps their costs down & their quality up. Their government gives the manufacturers subsidies for getting export orders”.

Words I had heard so often growing up in India about the “developed” world.

Seems that the “developed” world has no more room to “develop”. Ironic.