The End of the “Voucher” Argument
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo at April 4, 2009 05:09 PM
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Proponents of a form of “market socialism” known as “school vouchers” have long ignored the argument that along with government money would come government control of private schools that accept voucher students. This would in turn destroy the private schools, eventually. This argument against vouchers was always unanswerable, but the current antics of the Obammunists should prove once and for all what a hoax it is to call voucher welfare a “libertarian” idea.
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As a past fan of “vouchers”, I thought they could be useful as a transition mechanism from the Socialistic “School” system we currently have to a Free Market version. Now that we’ve seen the damage the Gooferment can do with its rules (i.e., “mark to market”; “short sale uptick rule”; taxe preferences) and its help (i.e., killing one Lehman but “saving” a competitor AIG; GM; the “bonus” executives).
In short, we just have to close it down! It’s too big, too powerful, and too dangerous.
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