|Johnny Madhouse |
This is fucking relevant right now, I wish TED talks actually changed things. : (
You guys are more depressing than heroin addiction.
I could have done without the shout out to the catfood commission and he glosses over ways to increase revenue but in talking about accounting standards he gets to the heart of the matter
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Bill Gates inserting himself into education at every opportunity is infuriating. He has zero qualifications regarding teaching or education, but because he's rich and famous his ranting and raving about how school is too easy and coddling and every other old man argument are instantly taken to heart.
I'm not seeing very many other impressive people waiting in line for their chance. I'll take the advocates I can get.
I actually prefer it when rich dudes blow their money on Lamborghinis and whores instead of self-appointing themselves the Secretary of Education. The former doesn't affect my day to day life at all.
I would like to see Gates, Warren Buffett, George Lucas et. al. contribute to making the little people's lives better by paying more fucking taxes.
His rants and raves are pretty on target, really. And this talk was more about the funding crisis than educational philosophies in general, really.
in 79 -before Reagan- the richest 1% of americans got 9% of america's GDP. today, just 32 years later, they take 23.5% of america's GDP!
in the last 100 years the federal gov't. has collected an average of 18% of GDP. now it only collects 15% of GDP yet the republican/tea party demands more tax cuts for corporations & the rich while slashing services & running up tremendous debt.
wBuffet said he paid a lower overall tax rate than his employees.
G.E. paid "0" income tax 2 ya
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