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March 11, 2009

Learning from consequences

Reporter James Fussell is right on (3/7, FYI, “The success of failure; Cushioning the falls — for our children or our banks — might cause more harm in the long run”). History is important to understand what happened and the consequences. It is useful to learn from these consequences and change the behavior that caused the bad outcome.

The word “outcome” was popular in the ’90s, as in “outcome-based education.” There, no one was allowed to fail, and the brightest or hardest-working students were held back to wait for all the others.

When will this world ever learn that there is a right and wrong, hard work and honesty pay off, and consequences are the result of dishonesty or laziness? Not in this bailout society, whether in school or government.

Jan Langley
Kansas City

Comments

donlake, Ruskin & UMisery

and Bayonet Mims and Funk En Stein * blowing a quarter of a million dollars on the totally unnecessary Ruskin 'art fence'.

The out spoken critic was not returned to the District One School Board. The spend thrifts blunder on.

* District Motto, 'Follow us students, we're right behind ya!'

beaker

"Overall during the 1990s, Japan tried 10 fiscal stimulus packages totaling more than 100 trillion yen, and each failed to cure the recession."

http://mises.org/story/1099

I wouldn't say they did nothing.

Marctnts

"...that there is a right and wrong, hard work and honesty pay off, and consequences are the result of dishonesty or laziness..."

Correct principles, but take a hard look at Japan's "Lost Decade" to see the potential consequences of doing nothing.

 
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