For those of you who think, "Yeah, that's sounds reasonable". This is the same "collective" argument that socialist governments have historically used to inflict massive damage on their citizens while the central authority lives in luxury. The elimination of personal rights, property rights and personal responsibility is an evil that never leads to a social utopia, it leads to tyranny. This sounds very much like the "Great Leap Forward" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward
Private farming was prohibited, and those engaged in it were labeled as counter revolutionaries and persecuted. Restrictions on rural people were enforced through public struggle sessions, and social pressure. The Great Leap ended in catastrophe, resulting in tens of millions of excess deaths. Estimates of the death toll range from 18 million to 45 million. Historian Frank Dikötter asserts that "coercion, terror, and systematic violence were the very foundation of the Great Leap Forward" and it "motivated one of the most deadly mass killings of human history." The years of the Great Leap Forward in fact saw economic regression. Political economist Dwight Perkins argues, "enormous amounts of investment produced only modest increases in production or none at all. ... In short, the Great Leap was a very expensive disaster."
Why do people who think like this teach in our Universities, and host at MSNBC? Well, that's because they want to be part of the central authority, it's a great life if your inside the circle, living off of others work.
"Invest" in "our" children... who can argue with that....
Read it again:
"We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities" [government]
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