Club of Rome and Education

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

The Club of Rome:

Eugenics is a lot like allrepparttar other arrows inrepparttar 113470 quiver ofrepparttar 113471 social engineer. Francis Fukayama’s book The End of History and The Last Man is a powerful reminder of how much ‘absolute religions’ are mere tool forrepparttar 113472 elite, and I think everyone should read what he bluntly states. In order to design or engineer a quality environment we must have ethics or principles that allow decisions to be made that benefit all life on earth rather than a few elites who operate to benefit their cronies and share a little with their paladins in some Physiocratic ‘trickle down’ approach torepparttar 113473 governance and resources or opportunities that humanity hasrepparttar 113474 duty to fulfill according to some over-riding purpose. That purpose might be divine but it must make sense and be commonly apprehended or shared. I happen to think there is an intelligence and collective conscious design. I also think we are part of this design and can make mincemeat or a thorough botchery of it. We are individually responsible for being like gods as Jesus (John 10:34) and all so many adepts have made eloquently apparent. We are part of God and should help she/he/it achieve what is RIGHT.

Is that an elitist attitude? Maybe it is at some point, because I am not one who caters torepparttar 113475 destruction ofrepparttar 113476 human gene pool or one who thinks anyone deserves a free ride atrepparttar 113477 heart of it. That is not to suggest that I think everyone should not be enabled and encouraged far more than has been done inrepparttar 113478 WASP world of history inrepparttar 113479 last two millennia and more. I probably share more with Thomas Paine and his New World Order types than I share with bleeding heart naďve do-gooders who seek something they have not fully examined. I think helping babies exist and take food fromrepparttar 113480 mouths of others in India was not a godly or good thing, for example. The Club of Rome and I share a great deal in terms of how we viewrepparttar 113481 opportunities and problems that our leaders must address. Here is a good point they make.

Worse than tsunami, trade protectionism hurts third world citizens

Written by Dr. Eric Schansberg

by Dr. Eric Schansberg Libertarian Writers' Bureau

Last Thursday, I was heartened to readrepparttar news that my church, Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, had collected $732,000 from its members (beyond its weekly giving) for tsunami relief in Southeast Asia. That partially offsetrepparttar 113469 news I had readrepparttar 113470 previous Thursday-- as reported inrepparttar 113471 Wall Street Journal-- that tariffs imposed on Sri Lanka were nearly $250,000,000 in 2003.

Nearly all of that amount was taxes imposed onrepparttar 113472 Sri Lankan textile industry. Andrepparttar 113473 amount imposed on that one foreign industry exceeded all ofrepparttar 113474 tariffs imposed on all trade with all six Scandinavian countries-- despiterepparttar 113475 fact that those countries export nearly 12 times more torepparttar 113476 U.S., have about 10 times more GDP than Sri Lanka's, and have people whose per capita incomes are far higher than those in Sri Lanka.

Why does this occur?

The textile industry in this country is one of many special interest groups that benefits from having their competition restricted. They and their politicians find it favorable to impose discriminatory taxes on foreign producers and American consumers.

In contrast torepparttar 113477 obvious benefits for politicians andrepparttar 113478 protected industry,repparttar 113479 costs imposed are subtle. How many consumers know that they pay significantly higher prices for clothing because of these laws? How many voters care that foreign workers and investors in poor countries are impeded in their ability to sell product withinrepparttar 113480 wealthiest market inrepparttar 113481 world?

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