On 2010-03-04, yaakovwatkins commented in http://www.dailycamera.com/opinion-columnists/ci_14506978#ixzz0hCvIDF3p
Questions. It is odd to talk about how sleepy someone is if we don’t talk about when they went to sleep, only when they get up.
I disagree. Certainly, the number of sleep hours is important but so is WHEN those hours are slept.
Check the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( DSM-IVTR) or this article:
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Let me quote from the Libertarian Karl Marx’s 1875 Critique of the Gotha Programme (Part I(: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need or needs. (And, no, Karl Marx was not a libertarian. It’s a joke)
What Marx missed was that it is the market that accommodates needs and not the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (uh, dictatorship of the political class).
In a market economy, parents and children would determine the starting time of classes. At least parents and children would get a chance to select from several choices.
In our current politically driven system, the parents and kids have almost no choice. Their “choice” is to vote or to pay twice for their kid’s education. Their needs and desires are not being met.
Voting is horridly inefficient. It’s like a supermarket deciding what to carry by majority vote of its customers.
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And thank you, George Will, for correctly pointing out that kids don’t need (or deserve) constant praise.
Oh! How horrible. Actually taking some kids to task for failing or presenting bad arguments. It will send so many of them to mental health workers that the Great (bankrupt) Society will have to pay for.
Better to let them jump rope without ropes.