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Link: On myths about education

VoiceOfRa          18 December 2015 06:41 PM


Sarah Hoyt on the various myths implicit in Bernie Sander's twit: "At the end of the day, providing a path to go to college is a helluva lot cheaper than putting people on a path to jail."



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is4junk 18 December 2015 10:34 PM
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The education myth is just a branch of the blank slate myth. The left won't even consider it - even people that consider themselves model rationalist say things like "too horrible to contemplate" when shown evidence that the blank slate is a myth.

So once the leftist believes in the blank slate myth then they have to believe that education and parenting are the major things shaping a person's mind. Behavior problems like criminality and violence must be due to the environment.





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VoiceOfRa 19 December 2015 09:22 AM
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The education myth is just a branch of the blank slate myth. The left won't even consider it - even people that consider themselves model rationalist say things like "too horrible to contemplate" when shown evidence that the blank slate is a myth.


Except for sexual orientation, which as all non-homophobes know people have absolutely no control over. (Logical consistency isn't the left's strong point.)



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ChristianKl 21 December 2015 05:03 AM
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I don't think believing that circumstances matter for whether someone commits a crime and ends up in prison is particularly left wing.

Guiliani broken-window policing is based on the idea that criminality is due to the enviroment.

Arguing that we should make it easier to get an abortion because of the Freakonomics reasons likely would be more favored by the left. The argument that it's the lead is also more popular on the left than it's on the right.

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melian 21 December 2015 06:10 AM
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Arguing that we should make it easier to get an abortion because of the Freakonomics reasons likely would be more favored by the left.

I donít have the stats, but in my experience people openly advocating easier access to abortion for Freakonomics reasons are more likely to be found on the right (usually among the HBD crowd) than on the left (Freakonomics-type liberals). In both cases though, such advocates represent a small fringe of the left and right-wing ideological movements.


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