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This interesting piece describes how progressives and conservatives seem to be aligning against the Common Core state standards.

Without commenting on the Common Core itself this little marriage helps me really understand the challenge I have as an economist and someone who appreciates voluntary association and private property rights. People have no clue what “capitalism” is. It appears from this piece that piles of foundation money and corporate money coupled with government imposing one-size-fits all testing standards on all schools (my supposedly “Catholic school” abides by the standards) is what infuriates opponents of the Common Core. And that, it appears, is what they call capitalism.

One Response to “Strange Bedfellows Indeed”

  1. Michael says:

    Having seen it used in so many different ways, I’m not sure I could tell you what capitalism actually is. I’m very familiar with crony capitalism, though.

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