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Stupidity: A Real Problem or Not?

 
 
EmperorNero
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2009 06:41 pm
@Caroline,
Caroline;91090 wrote:
How come?

Dunno, I guess I'm just not good with rhetoric and phony smiling.

Caroline;91090 wrote:
What would you suggest?

No bailing them out - reduce welfare.
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Caroline
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2009 06:47 pm
@Khethil,
And what would you do with them instead if your not going to support them? Phony smiling:) I hate job interviews, they make me so nervous.
EmperorNero
 
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Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2009 03:59 am
@Caroline,
Caroline;91095 wrote:
And what would you do with them instead if your not going to support them? Phony smiling:) I hate job interviews, they make me so nervous.


They would find a job or get educated and find a job. This of course as a long time change, I'm not proposing to just drop welfare tomorrow.
josh0335
 
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Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2009 05:18 am
@EmperorNero,
EmperorNero;91083 wrote:
That's the argument for welfare. "What happens to us may not be our own fault."


It is the argument for welfare, but is it a bad one? The times you were unemployed, was it your fault?

EmperorNero;91083 wrote:

It would be empty words. You can't tell your kids that they have to do well but if they fail you bail them out anyways.


Yea you can. If you instill good work ethics in your kids and teach them it is wrong to rely on their parents or others they will naturally want to be self-sufficient. But if they genuinely fail, you're there to help them. This isn't rewarding stupidity.
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2010 05:19 pm
@Khethil,
Ignorence only becomes stupidity if it has a negative consequences.

And stupidity is a real problem, if you also have power ..just look at 9/11 -> Iraq War.
kennethamy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 10:06 am
@HexHammer,
HexHammer;126571 wrote:
Ignorence only becomes stupidity if it has a negative consequences.

And stupidity is a real problem, if you also have power ..just look at 9/11 -> Iraq War.


I am ignorant of quantum mechanics. But that does not make me stupid. And it does not have negative consequences. How do you explain that?
HexHammer
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 01:03 pm
@kennethamy,
kennethamy;126742 wrote:
I am ignorant of quantum mechanics. But that does not make me stupid. And it does not have negative consequences. How do you explain that?

Simplicity Clarice.

"if"
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