Friday, March 04, 2005

Boolean thinking

Daily Kos has a post pointing to a report that states aren't teaching children how to handle personal finances. Most states have "the ideas of saving, investing, risk management and other finance themes in their standards or guidelines" for curricula, but most aren't actually teaching these topics. Says the Kossack poster:
This reminds me quite a bit of the GOP stance on choice: We don't want to let women have abortions AND we don't want to teach kids about birth control. So, too, with the bankruptcy bill: We want to prevent people who face unbearable debt from ever getting a second chance AND we don't want to even bother teaching kids how to avoid such circumstances in the first place.
That sounds like a game all us progressives have played many time: Spot the Republican Cognitive Dissonance.


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